The Implementation of International Environmental Treaties in Vietnam

Dr Tannetje Bryant,
Brad Jessup,
Elodie Baquerot
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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 ten 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, International Environmental Treaties, Implementation of Treaties
Stream: Environmental Sustainability
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Implementation of International Environmental Treaties in Vietnam, The

Dr Tannetje Bryant

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Brad Jessup

Solicitor, Freehills

Elodie Baquerot

Research Associate, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Ref: S06P0218