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Vietnam Lawyers Association ready for legal action against China

Zone(s): Vietnam, China ¦ Sector(s): Law

[27 June 2014, VietnamNet] The Vietnam Lawyers’ Association has announced it will support the government in drawing up necessary legal documents to file a petition against China’s provocations in the East Sea. The association made the announcement at a press briefing in Hanoi on June 25 where it released another statement protesting against China’s increased provocations in the region.

It said it had released a statement on May 9, strongly opposing China’s positioning of its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, and demanding that China withdraw its oil platform from Vietnam’s waters.  In defiance of opposition from Vietnam and the international community, as well as Vietnam’s goodwill toward the peaceful settlement of the dispute, China has constantly carried out aggressive acts, escalating the tension in the region.