The socialist rule-of-law state of Vietnam - Major achievement over a sixty-years progress of its building and development

  • Đào Trí Úc


The building of a rule-of-law state is becoming an objectively irreversible trend for democratic countries in the modern world. The foundational premise on which this state is based is democracy, which means the power of people is recognized and ensured for its fulfilment. In Vietnam, the political and state regime bears upon initially a populist and profoundly revolutionary nature, because it is this system that was created following the champion of the August Revolution carried out by Vietnamese people under the leadership of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh. The Government, the State of Vietnam is the one of the people, by the people and for the people. Regarding their legitimacy, it is firmly ensured as these power institutions are voluntarily elected by the mass population who act on the right to vote as citizens enjoying complete liberty in a country that independence is established. This article attempts to systematically examine major achievements recorded in the building and development of the State and a legal system over the last sixty years. It also points out lessons learned in the building of a socialist rule-of-law state as well as directions towards strengthening such a state in Vietnam. Social Sciences Information Review Vol.1(2) June 2007 3-12