Vietnam has fully complied with regulations set for the first review process of the United Nations Convention against Corruption’s chapters on criminalization, law enforcement and international cooperation.

The assessment conducted by a group of Italian and Lebanese experts with assistance from the Convention’s Secretariat was reported at a conference introducing the Government Inspectorate-prepared national report on the implementation of the convention in Hanoi on September 7.

Vietnam and 40 other country members of the convention were selected for the first review process at the first session of the implementation review group of the convention in Austria .

Vietnam was among the first countries completing the review process in the second year, the experts said.
UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pratibha Mehta said the Vietnamese Government has well organised the process of making the national report, meeting the demand of the review mechanism.

The UN has particularly provided technical assistance for the review countries in conducting the gathering of information on corruption among other activities.

Deputy Head of the Cooperation and Development at the European Union Delegation to Vietnam Bryan Fornari spoke of future challenges to Vietnam in law enforcement.

He said he hopes the report will be used when Vietnam makes amendments and supplements to the 2005 Anti-Corruption Law.

In the national report, difficulties and challenges that Vietnam will face in meeting requirements of the convention in a fuller and more comprehensive manner, especially those requirements on perfecting laws on the criminal and criminal procedure fields and judicial assistance have been identified.

At the event, Chief Government Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh said the making of the national report on the implementation of the convention offered an important opportunity for relevant agencies to screen the nation’s legal system and its anti-corruption work.-VNA