THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 38/2006/ND-CP
Hanoi, April 17, 2006
  
DECREE
ON STREET CIVIL GUARD 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 proposal of the Minister of Public Security,
 
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Scope of regulation, subjects of application
This Decree provides the functions, tasks, powers of, the principles for organization and operation of, and the regimes and policies towards, the Street Civil Guard.
Vietnamese organizations and individuals as well as foreign organizations and individuals residing, operating in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam must abide by the provisions of this Decree. Where the international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party otherwise provide for, such international treaties shall apply.
Article 2.- Position and functions of the Street Civil Guard
1. The Street Civil Guard constitutes a voluntary mass force acting as the core in the movement for protection of national security and social order and safety, which is established at wards, district townships (hereinafter referred collectively to as wards) under decisions of ward People's Committees at places where regular public security forces are deployed.
2. The Street Civil Guard shall act as the core in launching mass movements for protection of national security; apply a number of working measures to prevent and fight crimes, social vices and other law-breaking acts under the provisions of law, in order to protect the Party, administration, the interests of the State, the legitimate rights and interests of citizens in localities.
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