|An overview of the workshop__Photo: VLLF|
Digital transformation to facilitate law dissemination and education and policy communication needs to be comprehensively carried out with an appropriate roadmap, ensuring the efficiency and consistency, and taking human and cultural factors and economic development of each region into consideration.
Phan Hong Nguyen, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Justice’s Law Dissemination and Education Department, said at the workshop exchanging Japan’s experiences on digital transformation in law dissemination and education and policy communication held on October 20 in Hanoi.
Up to now, ministries, sectors and localities have intensified information technology (IT) application, orienting for digital transformation in law education and training in such forms as developing and publicly notifying programs, products and documents on law dissemination and education portals, websites, social networks, online forums, telecommunications networks, radio and television broadcasts, and grassroots information networks; providing training courses to improve skills for those engaged in online dissemination and education of policies; and launching online contests to provide legal knowledge about practical issues related to the people’s life, Nguyen said.
|Phan Hong Nguyen, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Justice’s Law Dissemination and Education Department speaks at the workshop__Photo: VLLF|
However, the efficiency of the IT application in law dissemination and education is uneven among ministries, sectors and localities. Programs, products and documents posted on websites are not diversified. Information technology infrastructure facilities and human resources for IT application in the law dissemination and education remain limited.
In order to promote the digital transformation to facilitate the law dissemination and education, the Deputy Director proposed raising public awareness about digital transformation in law education and training and improving policies and institutions thereon, thereby building legal information database and platforms and applications to serve legal information sharing, and improving the human resource training quality.
Sharing Japan’s experiences, JICA Legal Expert Onishi Hiromichi said that Japan has introduced three approaches for digitalizing national administrative procedures, including (i) digitalization of uniform completion of procedures and services, (ii) once-off sending of information, and (iii) one-stop mechanism for carrying out procedures and services, including private services.
|Onishi Hiromichi, JICA Legal Expert shares Japan’s experiences at the workshop__Photo: VLLF|
Implementing the digitalization in providing information about legal documents, the Japanese Government has established an e-Gov Information Portal, a personal information portal, a portal for legal document search, and a database on foreign-language translations of Japanese legal documents.
In order to provide specific contents about law education and implement methods in an easy-to-understand way, the Japanese Ministry of Justice has compiled books and audio-visual materials for lecturers on law education and posted on websites providing digitized law education-related documents.- (VLLF)