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Thi Lan Anh Nguyen and Ngan Ha Mai

Abstract

In the context of more frequent occurrence of illegal activities at sea and increasing depletion of marine natural resources, the need for close cooperation between law enforcement forces is more imminent to foster an effective approach to these issues. In Vietnam, there is a multiplicity of law enforcement forces specializing in different aspects at sea. This article will describe the activities of these forces, including the organizational structure, functions and jurisdictions, as well as their law enforcement practices. Next, this article will describe the experience of these forces in international cooperation to address transnational maritime challenges. Finally, some assessments and proposals for future development will be made on the activities of Vietnam law enforcement forces.