Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Viet Nam’s Criminal Code (2015), which includes war crimes, states:
Article 3. Rules for punishing crimes
1. With regard to criminals:
a) Every crime committed by a person must be discovered promptly and dealt with quickly and fairly in compliance with law;
b) All criminals are equal before the law regardless of gender, ethnicity, belief, religion, social class, or social status[.]
Viet Nam’s Criminal Procedure Code (2015), which is applicable to the prosecution of war crimes, states:
Article 15. Determination of facts in a lawsuit
Competent procedural authorities, within their duties and authority, must use legitimate measures to determine the facts of a lawsuit in unbiased, thorough and complete ways, to clarify the evidence of guilt and innocence, aggravation and mitigation of criminal liabilities of the accused person.
Article 25. Timely, just and public trial
A Court holds trials in [a] timely manner by the regulated deadline and upholds fairness.