Drug-related Crimes Under Vietnamese Criminal Law: Sentencing and Clemency in Law and Practice
Source TitleALC Briefing Paper Series
PublisherAsian Law Centre, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne Author/sTaylor, Kathryn
AffiliationMelbourne Law School
Asian Law Centre
CitationsNguyen, T. P. H. (2014). Drug-related Crimes Under Vietnamese Criminal Law: Sentencing and Clemency in Law and Practice. Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access URLPublished version
Although drug abuse has a long history, Vietnam has recently escalated its fight against drug-related crimes. This paper first discusses the elements of drug-related crimes under the Criminal Code of Vietnam 1999 (as amended in 2009) and calls for a series of reforms. It then analyses sentencing under the Vietnamese criminal law in general, with particular focus on drug-related crimes and the granting of clemency.
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