Vietnamese Law: A Guide to Sources and Commentary

Vietnamese Law: A Guide to Sources and Commentary

Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007
U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 328

PENELOPE NICHOLSON, University of Melbourne – Law School

QUAN HIEN NGUYEN, Swinburne University of Technology

This bibliography aims to assist legal practitioners, students and researchers navigate the diverse sources relevant to the Vietnamese legal system in the 21st century. Its focus is on secondary sources and does not include specific reference to Vietnamese laws. While the secondary sources listed are predominantly in English, consistent with the leadership of this journal, guidance on how to access Vietnamese laws and Vietnamese secondary sources has also been included.

This five-part bibliography includes a limited listing of bibliographies; secondary sources on Vietnamese law published in Vietnam; secondary sources in English on Vietnamese law across 18 legal categories; guidance on how to access Vietnamese laws and a listing of Vietnam law-focused internet sites, including those that canvas law reform issues. Each of these categories is preceded by a short analysis of the material included.

In particular, the authors suggest readings to enable new researchers to navigate the field quickly. With the exception of the ‘history section’, the emphasis in each category is on contemporary writing. The sources have been identified during the course of the authors’ research and teaching on the Vietnamese legal system at the Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Source:  LSN Asian Law Vol. 6 No. 13,  05/16/2008


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