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The implementation of international environmental treaties in Vietnam
International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2006)
  • Tannetje Bryant, Monash University
  • Brad Jessup
  • Elodie Baquerot
Abstract
Vietnam joined the international community’s efforts to preserve the environment with its accession to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1987. Since the late 1980s, Vietnam has ratified or acceded to eleven international environmental treaties, addressing environmental concerns relating to the conservation of biodiversity, regulation of transboundary pollution and prevention of desertification. Despite Vietnam’s activity in the international realm, domestically the National Assembly has enacted few laws to give full effect to all of Vietnam’s international obligations. Policy makers and government officials have been charged with responsibility for the implementation of international environmental treaties. This paper discusses the measures taken by Vietnam to implement the international environmental treaties to which it is a party, and assesses Vietnam’s performance in fulfilling its international environmental treaty obligations.
Keywords
  • Vietnam,
  • Environmental Law,
  • International Environmental Law,
  • Implementation of Treaties,
  • Heritage,
  • Ramsar Wetlands,
  • Pollution of Waters,
  • Trade in Endangered Species,
  • Law of the Sea,
  • Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes,
  • Desertification,
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
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Publication Date
May, 2006
Citation Information
Tannetje Bryant, Brad Jessup, and Elodie Baquerot. "The implementation of international environmental treaties in Vietnam" International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2006) 2(2): 1.