Law on Vietnam Coast Guard, Law No. 33/2018/QH14

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ATTRIBUTE Law on Vietnam Coast Guard

Law No. 33/2018/QH14 dated November 19, 2018 of the National Assembly on Vietnam Coast Guard
Issuing body: National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of VietnamEffective date:
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Official number:33/2018/QH14Signer:Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
Type:LawExpiry date:Updating
Issuing date:19/11/2018Effect status:
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Fields:National Security

SUMMARY

Vietnam Coast Guard have the power to chase vessels in violation of law at sea

On November 19, 2018,  the National Assembly promulgates the Law No. 33/2018/QH14 on Vietnam Coast Guard. Accordingly, Vietnam Coast Guard is a People’s armed force and a specialized force under the State management, Be put under the ultimate and direct leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam in all aspects, the domination of the State President, the unified State management of the Government and the direct command and administration of the Minister of Defense.

Vietnam Coast Guard shall implement their actions within the territorial waters of Vietnam such as: 

- Collect information, analyze, evaluate and forecast the situation so as to propose guidelines, solutions and plans for national security protection and law enforcement at sea;

- Defend national sovereignty, sovereign rights, jurisdiction, security, and interests of the state and people; conserve marine resources and environment;

- Strive for the prevention and control of crimes, violations of law, maintenance of security, order and safety at sea; search, rescue and participate in mitigation of marine environmental emergencies…

To conduct the duties, the Coast Guard have the power to patrol, inspect and control people, vessels, cargo and luggage in the territorial waters of Vietnam; use weapons, explosives and other accessories; use professional technical means and equipment; impose legal penalties for administrative violations; conduct a number of criminal investigation activities; chase vessels in violation of law at sea…

The Law on Vietnam Coast Guard takes effect on July, 01, 2019.

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THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness

No. 33/2018/QH14

LAW

On Vietnam Coast Guard [1]

Pursuant to the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;

The National Assembly promulgates the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard.

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Scope of regulation

This Law prescribes the position, functions, tasks, powers, organization and operation of the Vietnam Coast Guard; regimes and policies applicable to the Vietnam Coast Guard; and responsibilities of related agencies, organizations and individuals.

Article 2. Interpretation of terms

In this Law, the terms and expressions below are construed as follows:

1. Protection of national sovereignty, sovereignty right and jurisdiction in the maritime zones of Vietnam means the prevention and detection of acts and fighting and handling of agencies, organizations and individuals violating the regulations on national sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction in the maritime zones of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

2. Vietnam Coast Guard officers and soldiers include officers, career servicemen, non-commissioned officers, soldiers, workers and civil servants on the Vietnam Coast Guard’s payroll.

Article 3. Position and functions of the Vietnam Coast Guard

1. The Vietnam Coast Guard is a people’s armed and specialized force of the State, which plays a key role in law enforcement and protection of national security and order and safety on the sea.

2. The Vietnam Coast Guard shall perform the functions of advising the Minister of National Defense to promulgate according to his/her competence, or propose to the Party and the State, policies and laws on protection of national security and order and safety on the sea; protecting national sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the maritime zones of Vietnam; and managing security, order and safety and ensuring according to its competence the observance of Vietnamese law, related treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party and international agreements.

Article 4. Principles of organization and operation of the Vietnam Coast Guard

1. To be placed under the ultimate and direct leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam in all aspects, the command of the President, the unified state management of the Government, and the direct command and administration of the Minister of National Defense.

2. To comply with the Constitution and law of Vietnam and treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party.

3. To organize in a centralized and unified manner according to the decentralization of powers from the High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard to grassroots units.

4. To proactively preclude, detect, prevent, fight and handle law-breaking acts.

5. To integrate the tasks of protecting national sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction and managing security, order and safety on the sea with the development of maritime economy.

6. To rely on the people, make full use of the strength of the people and submit to supervision by the people.

Article 5. Building of the Vietnam Coast Guard

1. The State shall build the Vietnam Coast Guard into a revolutionary, regular, elite and modern force; and prioritize the mobilization of resources for developing the Vietnam Coast Guard.

2. Vietnamese agencies, organizations and individuals shall participate in building a clean and strong Vietnam Coast Guard.

Article 6. Responsibilities of and regimes and policies applicable to agencies, organizations and individuals coordinating and cooperating with, and supporting and assisting, the Vietnam Coast Guard

1. Agencies, organizations and individuals operating in the maritime zones of Vietnam shall coordinate and cooperate with, and support and assist, the Vietnam Coast Guard in performing its functions, tasks and powers.


[1] Công Báo Nos 1135-1136 (22/12/2018)

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