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Viet Nam

Constitution as adopted on 15 April 1992.

Article 5

    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam State is a unified State of the people of various nationalities who live in Vietnamese territory. It implements the policy of equality, solidarity, and mutual assistance among all nationalities, and strictly forbids all discriminatory and divisive behaviour among nationalities.

    All nationalities are authorised to use their own languages and writing; preserve their own ethnic identities; and develop their fine customs, practices, traditions, and cultures.

Article 133

    The people's courts shall ensure on behalf of citizens of all nationalities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the right to use their own spoken languages and scripts before the courts.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution of Viet Nam can be obtained through the Internet site of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in the United States.

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