THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 16/2006/ND-CP
Hanoi, January 25, 2006
 
DECREE
PROVIDING THE HONOR RESTORATION, COMPENSATIONS, SUPPORTS FOR AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING DAMAGE DUE TO THEIR PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL SECURITY PROTECTION
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government,
Pursuant to the December 3, 2004 Law on National Security;
At the proposals of the Minister of Public Security and the Minister of Defense,
DECREES:
Chapter I

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GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Scope of regulation
This Decree provides the honor restoration for agencies, organizations or individuals suffering honor damage; the compensations for agencies, organizations or individuals suffering from property damage; the regime of supports for individuals who have got injured, health damage or loss of lives due to their participation in national security protection.
Foreign individuals, agencies and organizations, international organizations, that suffer honor damage, property damage; foreigners who get injured, health damage or loss of lives due to their participation in national security protection in the Vietnamese territory shall have their honor restored, be compensated for damage and rendered supports by the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in accordance with the provisions of this Decree.
In cases where a treaty to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party otherwise provides, such treaty shall apply.
Article 2.- Interpretation of terms
In this Decree, the following terms shall be construed as follows:
1. Participation in national security protection mean activities of agencies, organizations or individuals in preventing, detecting, fighting infringements upon the national security, which are carried out under management, guidance and monitoring of specialized national security protection agencies or individuals who voluntarily participate therein.
2. Honor damage means the decrease in or loss of respect and/or fine valuation of the society for agencies, organizations or individuals.
3. Material compensation means compensation in cash or in kind.
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