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Evaluation of Vietnamese Criminal Procedure Law Applicable to Juvenile Offenders (Case Study of the United Nations Model of Juvinile Criminal Justice)

https://doi.org/10.17803/2313-5395.2018.2.10.356-392

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Abstract

This article outlines components of the United Nations model on juvenile criminal justice. Then it focuses on introducing and evaluating important provisions of Vietnamese criminal procedure law designed for juvenile offenders. The author applies the United Nations norms for juvenile criminal justice as criteria to assess Vietnamese criminal procedure law and make recommendations for legal reform. The findings demonstrate that there is a gap between the Vietnamese criminal procedure law applicable to juvenile offenders and the United Nations benchmark model of juvenile criminal justice, which needs to be narrowed and eliminated in future in order to have effective protection of legitimate rights and interests of juveniles who find themselves in conflict with Vietnamees criminal law.

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Le. H. Tan Duy
Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
Russian Federation


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Tan Duy L.H. Evaluation of Vietnamese Criminal Procedure Law Applicable to Juvenile Offenders (Case Study of the United Nations Model of Juvinile Criminal Justice). Kutafin Law Review. 2018;5(2):356-392. https://doi.org/10.17803/2313-5395.2018.2.10.356-392

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