This Article contends that while the Vietnamese judiciary and court system have been the subject of not insignificant reforms over the last two years, they remain political institutions. More particularly, our analysis of the manner and criteria for the appointment and dismissal of judicial officers characterizes these officers as having to act within the auspices of the Communist Party of Vietnam, despite reforms having been introduced that cast the courts as more independent.
Penelope (Pip) Nicholson & Nguyen H. Quang,
The Vietnamese Judiciary: The Politics of Appointment and Promotion,
14 Pac. Rim L & Pol'y J.
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