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State Report Overview | Viet Nam
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While Viet Nam’s laws, judicial practice and doctrinal discourse do not explicitly address the status of the two primary sources of public international law, customary international rules and general principles of law, Viet Nam considers treaties as part of its legal system, with the Constitution as the highest authority, followed by treaties and then domestic laws, being able to be directly applied in its jurisdiction as a general rule. Where the provisions of a treaty are not sufficiently clea…

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Yen, Trinh Hai, “State Report Overview | Viet Nam”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2103>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922



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