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Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters in the Process of Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Vietnam

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International cooperation can be understood as competent bodies of the Social Republic of Vietnam and other countries coordinating, supporting each other in investigation, prosecution, adjudication and execution of criminal cases. International cooperation in criminal procedure includes mutual legal assistance in criminal, extradition, receipt and transfer of prisoners and other activities as stipulated in Criminal Procedure Code 2015, international laws on mutual legal assistance and conventions of which the Social Republic of Vietnam is a member.

Child sexual abuse cases in Vietnam and other countries in the world, especially in ASEAN region, have become increasingly complicated. Many Vietnamese children were and have been victims of sex trafficking to foreign countries, a lot of them were fooled by job opportunities and then were sold into prostitution near the border of China, Cambodia, Laos and other Asian countries, namely Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand... Therefore, prevention of child sexual abuse is an integral task and a top priority of Vietnam currently. Solving child sexual abuse cases consisting of international factors requires Vietnam to have close international cooperation with other countries.

This article focuses on the analysis of the provisions of criminal procedure law and the practical implementation of mutual legal assistance in the process of solving child sexual abuse cases. In addition, the article provides solutions to improve the effectiveness of mutual legal assistance in solving child sexual abuse cases.

About the Author

Do Thi Phuong
Ha Noi Law University
Viet Nam

Assoc.Prof. Dr. (Law), Head of Criminal Investigation Science Department, Faculty of Criminal Law, Hanoi Law University.

87 Nguyen Chi Thanh Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi.


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For citations:

Phuong D.T. Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters in the Process of Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Vietnam. Kutafin Law Review. 2020;7(1):108-123.

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