03 cases where the Court may hold a closed trial in Vietnam

Nowadays, there are many cases where the person concerned asks the Court to open a closed trial in order to protect their personal information. So in what cases is the Court allowed to open a closed trial in Vietnam?

03 cases where the Court may hold a closed trial in Vietnam(Illustration)

According to Clause 3, Article 103 of Vietnam's Constitution 2013, the People’s Courts shall hold their hearings in public. In a special case which requires protection of state secrets, conformity with the fine customs and traditions of the nation, protection of minors or protection of private life and at the legitimate request of an involved party, the People’s Court may hold a closed hearing.

Article 25 of Vietnam's Criminal Procedure Code 2015 also stipulates that the People’s Courts shall hold their trial in public, and everyone has the right to attend the court hearing, except for the case prescribed by Vietnam's Criminal Procedure Code 2015. In which, there are 03 cases where the Court may hold a closed trial but must pronounce the judgments publicly, including:

- In a special case which requires protection of state secrets, conformity with the fine customs and traditions of the nation;

- protection of minors under 18 years of age;

- protection of private life and at the legitimate request of an involved party.

At the same time, Article 327 of Vietnam's Criminal Procedure Code 2015 also stipulates that In a closed trial, only the ruling section of the sentence document shall be read. Additional explanations on the abidance by the sentences and the right to appeal may be provided after the reading of the sentence document..

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