THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE – THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY – THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE – THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE – THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S PROCURACY- THE SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT

Joint Circular No. 11/2013/TTLT-BTP-BCA-BQP-BTC-VKSNDTC-TANDTC dated July 04, 2013 of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Finance, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the Supreme People’s Court guiding the implementation of some regulations of the Law on Legal Aid in procedural activities
Pursuant to the Law on Legal Aid 2006;
Minister of Justice, Minister of Public Security, Minister of Defense, Minister of Finance, Head of the Supreme People's Procuracy, President of Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court issue a joint Circular guiding the implementation of a number of regulations of Law on Legal Aid in procedural activities as follows:
Chapter 1.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Joint Circular shall guide the implementation some regulations of law on coordinating to implement legal aid; issue, refuse, revoke and validity of certificate of participation in proceedings for the performer of legal aid in procedural activities.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Joint Circular applies to organizations and individuals as follows:
1. Investigation Agencies, Procuracy, Court, Heads and Deputy Heads of the investigation agency, investigator, Director, Deputy Director of Procuracy, Prosecutor, the President of Tribunal, Vice President of Tribunal, Judge and Court Clerk.
2. Detention center, remand home; superintendent and deputy superintendent of detention center, educator warden, head and deputy head remand home.
3. State management agency on organization and operation of legal aid.
4. Legal aid organizations include: state legal aid center (hereafter called center), center’s branch (hereafter called branch); lawyer practicing organization and law consultation Center with registration of legal aid participation (hereafter called legal aid participation organization).
Legal aid performers include: legal helpers, lawyers as legal aid collaborator (hereafter called lawyer collaborator) and lawyers working for legal aid participation organizations (hereafter called lawyer).
5. The legal aid receivers involved in proceedings and agencies, organizations and individuals concerned in coordination and implementation of legal aid in procedural activities.