Nhan Dan – On April 10, the Presidential Office announced the President's decree promulgating the Ordinance on merging legal documents, which was passed by the National Assembly's Standing Committee on March 22nd.
The ordinance, including four chapters and 20 articles, will take effect on July 1st, 2012.
The ordinance stipulates the jurisdiction and responsibility of central state agencies in merging legal documents and the process for merging to ensure that the legal system is simple, clear, easy to execute and efficient.
The ordinance was developed in response to the Politburo Resolution No.48/NQ-TƯ on the Strategy to build and complete the Vietnam law system, with a vision to 2020.
The merging of legal documents must ensure conformity with the Constitution and relevant laws and the unity of the nation's legal system. The promulgation of the ordinance also contributes to realising the country's commitments to building a unified, transparent and accessible legal system.