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ASEAN Law Resources: Vietnam

Introduction & Legal System

ASEAN Judiciaries Portal: Vietnam
Information on the Vietnamese legal system published by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States of America
Information on Vietnam's political structure, economy and foreign affairs. Links to various government ministries.

Legal System in Vietnam
Overview of the legal system published by the ASEAN Law Association.

Researching Vietnamese Law in English
Useful research guide by Julienne Grant, Loyola Law Library.

Southeast Asia Legal Research Guide: Vietnam
Exhaustive research guide maintained by the MLS Academic Research Service, Melbourne Law School. 

Vietnam Law & Legal Forum
Vietnam legal information and news published by the Vietnam News Agency.

Viet Nam News
National English daily.

Vietnam Legal Research
Research guide on Vietnam law originally by Anh Luu and updated by Le Thi Hanh (April 2022). Published on GlobaLex.

Legal Resources

Government News (VGP News)
Online newspaper of the government of Viet Nam, providing information on Vietnam politics, economics, policies, etc.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Information on Vietnam's foreign policy.

Ministry of Justice (Bo Tu Phap)
Information on the function and activities of the Ministry of Justice.

Ministry of Public Security
Ministry in charge of protecting national security and maintaining social safety and order.

The National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Information on the functions and activities of the Vietnam legislature.

Viet Nam Government Portal
Official government portal of Vietnam. Contains white papers, national reports and links to the various ministries.

A. Legislature

The National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Information on Vietnam's legislative body.

B. Laws

Legal Documents & Laws
Unofficial English translations of Vietnam laws published by Economica Vietnam.

Legal Normative Documents (Official website)
Central database of Vietnamese laws maintained by the Ministry of Justice. Selected laws, circulars and decrees are available in English. English translations on this website are official.

The Official Gazette
English translation of new legal documents published in the Cong Bao. Content listings from 1994. Subscription required for full text access.

Thu Vien Phap Luat
Subscription database of Vietnam legal documents.

Vietnamese Legal Translations
Translations of a selection of Vietnamese laws by Allens.

C. Treaties

ICRC Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries : Viet Nam
Human rights treaties to which Vietnam is a party. Published by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

International Investment Agreements Navigator : Viet Nam
Investment agreements that Vietnam is a party to.

Congly: Law: Criminal Record
News in Vietnamese about criminal cases before the courts.

Electronic Portal of the Supreme People's Court
In 2017, the Supreme People's Court announced (via Resolution No 03/2017 / NQ-HDTP)) that judgments and decisions would be published in the Electronic Portal on the Court's website. Portal contains judgments of the Supreme People's Court, High Level People's Court, Provincial People's Court and District People's Court. In Vietnamese only.

Judicial Proceedings in Vietnam
Information on court structure and procedure published by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices.

The Supreme People's Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Information on court practice and procedure in Vietnamese. Contains English translations of various (administrative, civil, criminal & labour) legal documents. Resolutions of the Judge Council of the People’s Supreme Court, which are a source of law, are only available via the main Vietnamese portal.

Supreme People's Procuracy of Viet Nam
Information about the highest prosecutorial authority in Vietnam.

Vietnam International Arbitration Centre
Rules of Arbitration of the VIAC, mediation rules and legal normative documents relating to arbitration.

A selection of the latest books on Vietnam law are listed below. Unless otherwise stated, books are located in the Law Library.

For more books, search the library catalogue, LINC:

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