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Overview of the Legal System of Vietnam

The legal system of Vietnam has all the characteristics of a civil law tradition, which is essentially based on the written law. The Vietnamese law system comprises three fundamental elements as follows:

– Legal norms (elementary unit of the system);

– Legal classes (group of legal norms that have the same features and regulate a group of correlative social relations);

– Legal branches (system of legal norms that have the same specialities to govern a sort of social relations in a certain field of society). In the Vietnamese law system, there are various legal branches, as follows:

  • Branch of Constitutional Laws
  • Branch of Administrative Laws
  • Branch of Financial Laws
  • Branch of Banking Laws
  • Branch of Land Laws
  • Branch of Civil Laws
  • Branch of Labour Laws
  • Branch of Criminal Laws
  • Branch of Economical Laws
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