Right to freedom of belief and religion in constitution of Vietnam
Duong Thi Nhan
The right to freedom of belief and religion is one of the fundamental rights of humanity that President Ho Chi Minh was soon aware of its importance in the cause of great national unity for the common sake of the Fatherland development and protection. The right to freedom of belief and religion is one of the basic human rights, which is recognized in the international law on human rights, as well as in the laws of many countries in the world. The consistent policy of the Party and State of Vietnam is to respect and ensure the people's right to freedom of belief and religion. This right is clearly expressed in the perspectives, guidelines, constitutions, laws and is guaranteed to be implemented in reality. With that consistent policy, in the past few years, ensuring the right to freedom of belief and religion in Vietnam has obtained many achievements and praised by the international community. The legal system of beliefs and religions is constantly revised, supplemented and completed. Legal documents regulating beliefs and religions not only increase in quantity, but also are more diversified in form to suit the real situation. This is a very important step to facilitate religion and belief activities.