The country’s courts managed to conclude nearly 365,000 out of the 395,415 cases received in 2013, according to reports released at a conference hosted by the Supreme People’s Court on January 14 in Hanoi.
Addressing the conference, President Truong Tan Sang commended the courts for their performance despite limited human resources while the number of cases has been increased by an average of 10-15 percent every year.
The courts have also halved the number of overdue cases and made remarkable improvements in the law enforcement mechanism, the President said.
He noted that with the revised Constitution taking effect on January 1, the courts have to prepare the provisions of the new Constitution which are related to judicial rights.
The judicial and legal system must also conduct systematic and comprehensive research on the jurisdiction of courts and judge councils, he added.
Outlining the main tasks for 2014, the conference agreed to prioritize the implementation of judicial reforms in line with the resolutions of the Party and National Assembly.
At the same time, the judicial system will continue the reform of court procedures to ensure democracy and transparency in accordance with law. At all levels, the courts will focus on handling major cases, particularly those involving corruption, while promoting their reconciliation role in civil disputes and encouraging dialogue in administrative cases.-