THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 33/2002/QH10
Hanoi, April 02, 2002
 
LAW
ON ORGANIZATION OF THE PEOPLE’S COURTS
(No. 33/2002/QH10 of April 2, 2002)
Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was amended and supplemented under Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10 of December 25, 2001 of the Xth National Assembly, at its 11th session;
This Law prescribes the organization and operation of the People’s Courts.
 
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- The Supreme People’s Court, the local People’s Courts, the military courts and other law-prescribed courts are adjudicating bodies of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The courts adjudicate criminal, civil, marriage and family, labor, economic and administrative cases and settle other matters as prescribed by law.
Within the scope of their functions, the courts have the task to protect the socialist legislation; to protect the socialist regime and the people’s mastery; to protect the property of the State and collectives; to protect the lives, property, freedom, honor and dignity of citizens.
Through their activities, the courts shall contribute to educating citizens in the loyalty to the Fatherland, the strict observance of law, the respect for social conducts and the sense of struggle to prevent and combat crimes and other law offenses.
Article 2.- There are in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following courts:
1. The Supreme People’s Court;
2. The People’s Courts of the provinces and centrally-run cities;
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