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2015 Criminal Code coming into force as of January 01, 2018

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Resolution No. 41/2017/QH14 on implementation of the 2015 Criminal Code, effect of the 2015 Criminal Code, the 2015 Law on organization of criminal investigation authorities and the Law on temporary detention was ratified on June 20, 2017.

According to the Resolution, the 2015 Criminal Code No. 100/2015/QH13, which is amended according to the Law No. 12/2017/QH14, will come into force as of January 01, 2018 and be applied as follows:

- All clauses applicable to charges, investigation, prosecution, trial and enforcement of judgments will be applied to criminals from 00:00 on January 01, 2018;

- In the cases where a crime is committed before 00:00 of January 01, 2018 and discovered afterward or still undergoing investigation, prosecution or trial, or commutation or criminal record expungement is still under consideration afterwards:

+ Regulations in the 2015 Criminal Code that are more advantageous to the criminal shall apply;

+ New crimes and regulations that are less advantageous to the criminal in the 2015 Criminal Code shall not apply.

The Resolution No. 41/2017/QH14 will come into force as of January 01, 2017.

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