On May 02, 2018, the Supreme People’s Procuracy issued Decision No.170/QD-VKSTC promulgating the temporary regulations on the exercise of the right to prosecution, controlling on the the site visit, autopsy, investigation and inspection. This Decision took effect on the date of its signing.
Accordingly, Decision No.170/QD-VKSTC defines the purpose of the exercise the right to prosecution as follows as follows:
- Determining whether or not there is a crime committed for handling according to the provisions of law. In cases where there are people killed, suspected of being killed, dying in water, death due to hanging, death due to toxins, poisonous gas, electric shock, death due to traffic accidents, deaths due to labor accidents and other deaths that have not yet been determined cause the organization of site inspection, autopsy, forensic examination and verification and initial investigation at the site to clarify the grounds for handling followed provisions of law.
- Field inspection, autopsy, investigation and inspection must be timely, objective, comprehensive, complete, accurate and lawful; all violations during the field inspection, autopsy, investigation and inspection must be detected in order to overcome and strictly handle.
- Passing the results of field inspection, autopsy, investigation and inspection to determine whether the crime has shown signs of crime or without signs of crime. In cases where post-mortem examinations, post-mortem examinations, experimental investigations and expertise show that there are signs of crimes, criminal cases must be instituted to conduct investigation according to the provisions of law.
By the temporary regulations on the purpose of the exercise of the right to prosecution, controlling on the the site visit, autopsy, investigation and inspection issued together with Decision No.170/QD-VKSTC, the Supreme People’s Procuracy have set out the basic principles that have meaningful in improving the quality of investigative activities and creating favorable conditions for judicial work “right person, right guilty”.