Thu. Apr 11th, 2024

President Truong Tan Sang had a working session on July 31 with the
Ministry of Justice’s Party committee to review the results of the
eight-year implementation of a Political Bureau resolution on judicial
reform strategy.

The State leader, Head of the Central
Steering Committee on Judicial Reform, was reported that 35 percent of
the total 178 laws and ordinances issued between June, 2005 to June,
2013 were directly related to judicial reform.

The Ministry
of Justice itself compiled 22 our of 23 draft laws and ordinances on the
organisation and operation of the judicial sector and involved in the
compilation of most laws and ordinances in judiciary sector, thus
institutionalising viewpoints and orientations in Resolution 49-NQ/TW.

The sector fulfilled its task of making proposals on amendments and
supplement to the 1992 Constitution with many contents relating to
judicial reform.

In realising the resolution’s instruction
to strengthen judicial assistance activities, 62 bar associations were
set up in 63 centrally-run cities and provinces, comprising of 8,500
lawyers and 3,500 interns.

At the same time, 47 out
of 63 centrally-run cities and provinces set up forensic centres under
the management of the municipal or provincial Health Departments.

Civil verdict execution agencies have been upgraded from central to
grassroots levels, said the report, adding that the Law University
has trained nearly 28,000 students with improved quality.

However,
there are still shortcomings and weaknesses that need to address, such
as insufficient regulations in justice and judicial assistance and a
lack of a strategic vision as well as slow law-making process.

In the time to come, the Party Committee of the Ministry of Justice
will continue to advise the government in the building and betterment of
institutions in judicial sector.

It will actively
involve in the amendment of the 1992 Constitution and work together with
other agencies to build important draft laws in judiciary sector.

From now to 2020, the focus of judicial reform will shift from
institution building to improving the quality of law enforcement and
judiciary assistance while standardising State management models in law
enforcement, notary service, examination and legal assistance.

Addressing
the session, President Sang said the conclusion made at the meeting
will serve as an important basis for the Political Bureau to make
decisions for the next step.

The Ministry of Justice
should collaborate with other relevant agencies to deal with the
shortcomings and shorten the time to implement targets assigned by the
Party, State and people in judicial reform.-VNA

By vivian