I recently came across this paper on Open Access to Official and Authenticated Legal Information in Vietnam by Le Thi Hanh at Hanoi Law University. It is part of the forthcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Singapore.
The article is packed with links to sources.
Here is the abstract:
Sources of open access to official and authenticated legal information are an essential component to the legal information system of any country. Not surprisingly, it is more important in the context of Vietnam in promoting the implementation of the strategy of judicial reform to the year 2020 aims to build the state rule of law and e-government. In recent years, thanks to the application of digital technology and the internet to legal information, access to legislation, treaties and agreements, jurisprudence as well as law journals is easier and more convenient than ever before. The number of free, open access to legal information sources has increased dramatically. Such legal information sources are published not only by the state’s agencies such as the National Assembly, Government, Government’s Agencies, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Prosecutor but also by universities and research institutions.
This article focuses on the current situation of open access to official and authenticated legal information in Vietnam. It reviews the development process of open access to official and authenticated legal information over the past decade. From the standpoint of law and technology, it analyses and evaluates the achievements, and points out the challenges of open access to legal information. The recommended policies and solutions to the improvement of open access to official and authenticated legal information at national and international levels are put forth.