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Researching Vietnamese Law in English: Web Resources


There are numerous free websites that can assist in locating Vietnamese primary law, as well as secondary information on Vietnamese legal topics.  Links to available English translations of Vietnamese law are listed below at right.

SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network)

SSRN is an electronic repository for international social sciences scholarship that includes the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN).  Thousands of downloadable abstracts, working papers, and published papers are available without charge.  Users need to go through a free registration process in order to log in and download documents. 

Constitution (English)

Note that the "World Constitutions Illustrated"  database in HeinOnline includes current and past versions of Vietnam's constitution in English-language translation.  Vietnam's National Assembly approved new constitutional amendments on November 28, 2013, which came into force on January 1, 2014. 

Legislation and Regulations (English)

Some Vietnamese government and NGO/IGO websites post English translations of Vietnamese legal materials.  Note that the translations may not be official, or reflect the most current versions.

WWW Resources