Seminar on Rights of criminal defendants in law of USA and international law
Major General, Dr. Dang Xuan Khang, Vice President of the PPA spoke at the Seminar

Attending the Seminar were Major General, Dr. Dang Xuan Khang, Vice President of the PPA; Mr. Thomas Eckert, Director of Regional Security, Embassy of the United States in Vietnam; Mr. Gregrory D'Alesandro, Political Officer, the Embassy of the United States of America in Vietnam. The Seminar was co-chaired by Colonel, Dr. Nguyen Dac Hoan - Head of Laws Faculty of the PPA and Dr. Anna Conley - Lawyer, Lecturer of the University of Montana, USA.


Panoramic of the Seminar

The Seminar “Rights of criminal defendants in the law of the USA and international law” played the important role in the enhancing the knowledge of officers, lecturers and students of the PPA about the law of the USA serving for the training operations. Besides, it also helped the experts of the USA to understand about the rights of criminal defendants under the criminal procedure code of Vietnam. The Seminar was also the opportunity to strengthen the cooperative relationship between the PPA and the Embassy of the USA in Vietnam in particular and between the Ministry of Public Security and partners of the USA in general.

 

Speaking at the Seminar, on behalf of the Directorate of the PPA, Major General, Dr. Dang Xuan Khang, Vice President of the Academy expressed the sincere thanks to the Embassy of the USA in Vietnam for the effective cooperation over the several years. He also asked the participants to openly discuss, share experience and study from each other in the spirit of friendship and cooperation in order to enhance the mutual understanding and working capacity.


The participants took memorial photograph

At the Seminar, Dr. Anna Conley presented and shared the useful information about the criminal procedure, the operation of the agencies involved in legal proceedings in the United States of America. Thereby, Dr. Conley also made the comment, evaluation and shared the experiences in the issues “Rights of criminal defendants in the law of the USA and international law” in the state of Montana, USA. On this basis, the participants gave the questions related to the criminal procedure and the legal proceedings in the United States of America and were answered properly by Dr. Conley.

 

At the end of the Seminar, Colonel Nguyen Dac Hoan on behalf of the Organizing Committee highly appreciated the exchange of the participants and confirmed the practical meaning of the Seminar that it not only enhanced the knowledge for the officers and lecturers of the PPA about the USA law to serve the teaching but also helped the experts of the USA understand the rights of the defendant under the criminal laws of Vietnam.


 In recent years, the PPA has implemented many effective cooperative activities with the Embassy of the USA in Vietnam and under the supports of the Embassy, the PPA has strengthened cooperation with other agencies and institutions of the USA such as DEA, FBI, ILEA and University of Maryland. The two sides have efficiently collaborated leading to the results of enhancing mutual understanding and capacity of each side. Especially, in 2013, the PPA in collaboration with the Embassy of the USA successfully organized two workshops on “Relationship between investigators and lawyers in investigation process” in Hanoi and Danang within the framework of American Speakers. As assessment, the workshops had well contributed to enhance the effectiveness of collaboration of investigators and lawyers in investigation process.

Cong Phuong

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