Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as amended by Resolution 51-2001- QH10 passed by Legislature X of the National Assembly at its 10th Session on 25 December 2001;

This Law regulates civil matters.

Tasks and Effectiveness of Civil Code

Article 1 Tasks and governing scope of Civil Code
The Civil Code regulates the legal status of and the legal standards for conduct of individuals, legal entities and other subjects; the rights and obligations of subjects in property and personal relations arising from civil relations, marriage and family, business, trade and labour (hereinafter together referred to as civil relations).

The Civil Code shall have the tasks of protecting the legal rights and interests of individuals and organizations and the interests of the State and the public; of ensuring equality and legal stability in civil relations; of contributing to the satisfaction of the physical and spiritual needs of the people, and of promoting socio-economic development.

Article 2 Effectiveness of Civil Code

1. The Civil Code shall apply to civil relations established as from the date of effectiveness of the Code, unless otherwise provided by the Code or a resolution of the National Assembly.

2. The Civil Code shall apply throughout the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

3. The Civil Code shall apply to civil relations involving foreign elements, except as otherwise provided by an international treaty of which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member.

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