Anniversary on 50 years of establishment of Institute of State and Law and receipt of First-class Labor Order

On the morning of 14th October 2017, Institute of State and Law of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (the Academy) solemnly celebrates the 50th anniversary of establishment and receives the First Class Labor Medal.

The anniversary has honor to receive Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, Secretary of the Party Committee, President of the Academy; Prof. Dr. Pham Van Duc, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice President of the Academy, Chairman of the Emulation and Reward Commission of the Academy; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, Vice President of the Academy.


Also attending the anniversary are representatives of central and local bodies, agencies, and unions such as the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuracy, the Office of the National Assembly, the Office of the President, the Government Office, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Central of Vietnam Lawyers Association, the Vietnam Bar Federation, and others institutes and universities in the country.


In 50 years of building and development, Institute of State and Law has studied theoretical and practical issues on state and law; provided scientific arguments for the planning and implementation of guidelines, credos, strategies, policies of the Communist Party of Vietnam, policies and laws of the State. The Institute has collaborated with other research and education institutions to disseminate scientific knowledge on state and law; participated in training of high-quality human resource; provided policy advice, legal advice, and handled many urgent legal issues of the country.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Minh


In the opening speech at the Anniversary, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Minh, Director of Institute of State and Law, outlined the 50-year roadmap of building and development, together with outstanding contributions over the years. After 50 years of building and development, Institute of State and Law has affirmed the position as one of Vietnam's leading academic research institutions on state and law. With great achievements and contributions, Institute of State and Law has been awarded many noble titles. With known achievements, in the face of new requirements and tasks for development of the Institute, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Minh emphasizes the tasks with focus forthcomingly:


Firstly, the Institute is to review and assess its functions, tasks and organizational structure in the period of 2013 - 2017; restructure the organizational apparatus and the contingent of public servants and employees towards streamlining; formulate regulations on functions, tasks and organizational structure for subsequent periods.


Secondly, to maintain fundamental theoretical study on state and law; associate theoretical research with practice, research from practice and serve the cause of innovation and development of the country. The Institute should continue to strive to maintain its leading position in the study of new issues of legal science, legal issues raised in the practice of building the rule of law socialist State, developing market economy and international integration; together with other institutions of the Academy, to undertake political tasks, study theoretical and practical issues on social science relating to state and law within research tasks of the Academy, provide scientific grounds for the Party and the State in the formulation and implementation of guidelines, strategies, plans, and policies on the building and development of state and law; to participate in the development of legal human resource, and educate, foster legal knowledge in various forms in accordance with the law; policy consulting; legal advice and legal services at the request of the society. Research activities of the Institute deployed in the direction of specialization, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity; to promote the internal strength of the Institute with enhancement of networks, attracting the participation, cooperation and coordination of domestic and foreign agencies, organizations and individuals in the legal field.


Thirdly, to build team of experts in each field of fundamental research, and strengthen the position and research identity of the Institute in the scientific community, gradually meet the requirements of prompt answers to urgent questions and tasks in need of in-depth specialization.


Fourthly, to promote cooperation activities in the country and internationally in terms of: Scientific research; Maintain and develop relation with traditional partners; Establish and develop relation with new partners; Expanding the scope of cooperation and research.


Fifthly, to research and answer to new theoretical and practical issues on state and the law in the national development practice, serving the goal of "prosperous people, strong country, democracy, equity, civilization" in the context of accelerated industrialization and modernization, the fourth industrial revolution and international integration.


Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, President of the Academy awarded

the First-class Labor Order 


In the solemn and warm atmosphere, authorized by the State President, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, President of the Academy awards the First-class Labor Order, a noble award of the Party and the State to Institute of State and Law for outstanding achievements in 50 years of building and development.


In the new context, the Academy President, Nguyen Quang Thuan, hopes that Institute of State and Law will succeed and promote best traditions and achievements of the past 50 years; improve the efficiency of activities, and contribute more to the cause of national development. He proposes that the Institute should be restructured and organized in line with its functions and tasks, thereby building up a high-quality contingent whom work responsibly and enthusiastically with their profession to meet the task in the new situation. In addition, the Institute should promote integration, international research cooperation, and contribute to strengthening the support of scientific research in the coming period.


The delegates attending the anniversary also receive the sincere speech of the representative of the Central of Vietnam Lawyers Association and the representative of the first doctoral course alumni who was educated by the Institute. Besides, the Institute employees share their stories and show their pride and bond with the Institute.

The anniversary takes place solemnly and emotionally, expressing deeply the gratitude, unity and pride among generations of the Institute employees, the high appreciation and support of agencies, organizations and individuals, and of the generations of graduate students of the Institute for the development of the Institute of State and Law.