President’s order on NA Standing Committee-approved ordinance announced hinh anh 1At the press conference (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The President’s order on the ordinance on the procedures for the People's Courts to consider and decide to send drug addicts from 12 to under 18 years old to drug detoxification establishments approved by the 15th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee in March was announced at a press conference on April 6.

According to the provisions of Clause 4, Article 33 of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control, district-level People’s Courts have the authority to consider and decide the work. However, the relevant procedures have not been specified.

For this reason, the ordinance on this was adopted by the NA Standing Committee at the 9th session on March 24, and took effect from the date of adoption.

The ordinance consists of five chapters and 48 articles.

It applies to specific cases, and one of the principles is to ensure the best interests for them./.