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Viet Nam
Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
In 2008, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the representative of Viet Nam stated that “parties to armed conflict should comply with the [principle] … of humanitarian law relating to distinction”. 
Viet Nam, Statement before the UN Security Council during a debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 27 May 2008, p. 14.
In 2015, in a statement before the UN Security Council during an open debate on children and armed conflict, made on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the permanent representative of Viet Nam stated:
ASEAN … remains deeply concerned about the fact that growing number[s] of children continue to be affected by grave violations in armed conflicts … We particularly condemn the increasing cases of abduction of children and attacks targeting schools and hospitals. 
Viet Nam, Statement by the permanent representative of Viet Nam before the UN Security Council during an open debate on children and armed conflict, made on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, 25 March 2015, p. 1.