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Vietnam - President signs new laws on food safety, adoption

12 lug 2010
HA NOI— President Nguyen Minh Triet promulgated the Adoption Law; the Food Safety Law; the Enforcement of Criminal Verdicts Law and the Commercial Arbitration Law yesterday.The seventh plenary session of the 12th National Assembly approved all four laws last month. The Adoption Law is intended to establish a long-term relations between adoptive parents and their adopted children to the mutual benefit of both. Its purpose is to ensure that adopted children are raised, nurtured and educated in a family environment. It makes only children younger than 16 eligible for adoption. Justice Deputy Minister Dinh Trung Tung said the law would create a stable, consistent legal framework that would promote long-term support and help in the protection, nurturing, raising and educating children from all of society . Approval of the law also showed Viet Nam had honoured its international commitments after ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Child about 20 years ago. The law of 5 chapters and 52 articles will come into effect in January 1, 2011. fonte: Vietnam News vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn