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2013 Constitution upholds nation’s duty to observe treaties

Updated: 15:59’ - 20/11/2014
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PM Nguyen Tan Dung and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel witness the signing of an agreement on the second small satellite project__ Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

* Ngo Huu Phuoc

With the goal of making a Constitution of the period of integration and development, for the first time in Vietnam’s constitutional history, important contents on the State’s foreign policy such as human rights and the safeguard of regional and world peace and security, particularly Vietnam’s commitments to observing and implementing the United Nations Charter and treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party, have been enshrined in the new Constitution. Compared with the 1992 Constitution, many fundamental changes have been made to provisions relating to the National Assembly’s, the President’s and the Government’s competence to negotiate, conclude, accede to, implement and withdraw from, treaties...



* Doctor of law, lecturer of the Ho Chi Minh City Law University’s International Law Faculty.

 

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