Related Rule
Viet Nam
Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Section C. Death penalty on pregnant women and nursing mothers
Viet Nam’s Penal Code (1999) provides that the death penalty “shall not apply to … pregnant women and women nursing children under 36 months old at the time of committing crimes or being tried”. 
Viet Nam, Penal Code, 1999, § 35.
Viet Nam’s Criminal Code (2015), which includes war crimes, states:
Article 40. Death sentence
1. [The d]eath sentence is a special sentence imposed upon people committing extremely serious crimes that infringe national security, human life, drug-related crimes, corruption-related crimes, and some other extremely serious crimes defined by this Code.
2. [The death sentence] shall not be imposed upon juvenile offenders, women who are pregnant or raising children under 36 months of age, and people [who were] 75 years of age or older when they commit[ted] the crime or [a the time of] trial.
3. The [death] sentence shall not be executed in any of the following cases:
a) The convict is pregnant or a woman raising a child under 36 months of age;
4. In the cases specified in Clause 3 of this Article or [if] the death sentence is commuted, the death sentence shall be replaced with life imprisonment. 
Viet Nam, Criminal Code, 2015, Article 40(1)–(3)(a) and (4).