The Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform held the 14th working session on March 12 in Hanoi to gather opinions for a report reviewing the judicial system restructuring in 2013 and tasks for 2014.
According to the report, Vietnam had seen remarkable results in judicial reform over the recent years. Positive changes had been made in investigation, prosecution, trial and execution, which helped prevent unjust verdicts and judgments.
At the session, delegates focused on identifying shortcomings in recent reforms, analyzing the reasons and suggesting major solutions to improve procedures in the future.
Delegates said the delayed implementation of some projects, such as the restructuring of investigative agencies toward one collective lead and the organization of both people’s procuracy and people’s court systems into four levels (instead of three as at present) had affected the judicial reforms.
Regarding this year’s targets, delegates attached importance to amending legal documents in line with the revised 1992 Constitution.
They added that attention was paid to clarifying procedural laws and further specifying judicial power in building a socialist, law-ruled state.
President Truong Tan Sang, head of the Committee, urged the delegates to soon solve existing problems and asked them to avoid overlapping to reduce unjust cases.-