04 things you should know about the Vietnam Bar Federation

04 things you should know about the Vietnam Bar Federation
Nguyễn Thị Diễm My

Where is the Vietnam Bar Federation located? What are the duties and powers of the Vietnam Bar Federation? – Khanh Ha (Thai Binh, Vietnam)

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04 things you should know about the Vietnam Bar Federation (Internet image)

1. Principles and purposes of the Vietnam Bar Federation

- The Vietnam Bar Federation represents and protects the legitimate rights and interests of lawyers and the Bar Association that is a member of the Federation; it implements the self-governance regime of bar organizations nationwide and aims to build up the standard values of Vietnamese lawyers and develop a team of lawyers with ethical qualities and professional qualifications that meet the needs of society and the requirements of building a socialist rule-of-law State of Vietnam, contribute to the protection of justice, human rights, freedom, and democracy of citizens, economic development, and the building of a democratic, fair, and civilized society.

- The Vietnam Bar Federation expands its relations with international law organizations and participates in international organizations that are active in international law consistent with the principles and purposes of the Vietnam Bar Federation in order to strengthen professional cooperation between lawyers from other countries and contribute to building and developing cooperative and friendly relations among nations and countries in the world according to the provisions of law.

2. Legal status of Vietnam Bar Federation

The legal status of the Vietnam Bar Federation is as follows:

- Vietnam Bar Federation is the unified socio-professional organization in the whole country of Vietnamese Bar Associations and lawyers; it has legal status, a seal, and an account.

- The symbol of the Vietnam Bar Federation is a circle on a blue background; in the middle is the balance of justice associated with the image of the book; under the balance of justice are the words "VIETNAM BAR FEDERATION",
On each side there are three dark yellow bands; above is a yellow star in the shape of the Vietnamese national flag and the words Vietnam Bar Federation.

- The international transaction name of the Vietnam Bar Federation is Vietnam Bar Federation (abbreviated as VBF).

- The headquarters of the Vietnam Bar Federation are located in Hanoi - the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

3. Principles of organization and operation of the Vietnam Bar Federation

The Vietnam Bar Federation is organized and operates on the principles of self-governance, democracy, equality, the minority obeying the majority in accordance with the provisions of its charter, and under the management of the State according to the provisions of law.

4. Duties and powers of the Vietnam Bar Federation

- Duties and powers as prescribed in Article 65 of the Law on Lawyers.

- Representing the will, aspirations, legitimate rights, and interests of bar associations and member lawyers in their relations with domestic and foreign agencies and organizations within the scope of the functions, tasks, and powers of the Federation.

- Representing and protecting the practice rights and legitimate interests of lawyers and Bar Association members of the Federation in and out of Vietnam in accordance with the law and the Charter of the Vietnam Bar Federation.

- Implementing international cooperation and guiding and supervising the observance of the law and the Federation's Charter for international cooperation activities of the Bar Associations and their member lawyers.

- Managing and using the assets of the Vietnam Bar Federation in accordance with the law and the Federation's charter.

- Report on the financial finalization of the receipt and use of funds from the state budget and sponsorship from foreign individuals and organizations and send it to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice annually or upon request.

- Other duties and powers as prescribed by law and the Charter of the Vietnam Bar Federation.

(Chapter I of the Charter of the Vietnam Bar Federation promulgated together with Decision 856/QD-TTg)

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