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Vietnam will publish court decisions to meet WTO guidelines

[JURIST] Vietnamese officials said Tuesday that Vietnam will make its court decisions public for the first time to increase transparency as it seeks to comply with requirements for joining the World Trade Organization [official website]. Vietnam's Supreme People's Court [court overview] has already published two volumes of civil, criminal, commercial, labor and administrative cases issued in 2003 and 2004 with the help of funds from the US Agency for International Development [official website]. US ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marine [official profile] hailed the steps taken to publish decisions, saying they will induce foreign investment by giving foreigners added confidence. AP has more.

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