THE GOVERNMENT
 

 
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 32/2002/ND-CP
Hanoi, March 27, 2002
 DECREE
PRESCRIBING THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW ON MARRIAGE AND FAMILY TO ETHNIC MINORITY PEOPLE
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 9, 2000 Law on Marriage and Family;
In order to enhance the State management in the field of marriage and family, to protect the citizens legitimate rights and interests, to encourage the promotion of fine customs and practices then proceed to eliminate backward customs and practices of the ethnic minority people regarding marriage and family;
At the proposal of the Minister-Director of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Objects and scope of regulation
This Decree prescribes the application of the 2000 Law on Marriage and Family to ethnic minority citizens who are living in deep-lying and far-flung areas; prescribes the application of marriage and family customs and practices of ethnic minority groups living in deep-lying and far-flung areas.
Article 2.- Application of customs and practices on marriage and family
1. The fine marriage and family customs and practices of the ethnic minority people (listed in Appendix A to this Decree), which demonstrate the identity of each ethnic group and do not run counter to the principles prescribed in the 2000 Law on Marriage and Family shall all be respected and promoted.
2. The backward marriage and family customs and practices of the ethnic minority people(listed in Appendix B to this Decree), which contravene the principles prescribed in the 2000 Law on Marriage and Family, shall be strictly prohibited or eradicated through mobilization.
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