Practice Relating to Rule 160. Statutes of Limitation
Viet Nam’s Penal Code (1999) provides that statutes of limitation do not apply to war crimes.
Viet Nam’s Criminal Code (2015), which includes war crimes, states:
TIME LIMIT FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION; EXEMPTION FROM CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
Article 28. Non-application of time limit for criminal prosecution
Time limit for criminal prosecution does not apply to the following crimes:
1. Infringement of national security specified in Chapter XIII hereof;
2. Disturbing the peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes specified in Chapter XXVI hereof;
TIME LIMIT FOR JUDGMENT EXECUTION, EXEMPTION FROM SERVING SENTENCES, REDUCTION OF SENTENCE DURATION
Article 61. Non-application of time limit for sentence execution
There are no time limits for execution of sentences for the crimes specified in Chapter XIII and Chapter XXVI hereof.