Chief justice attends international judicial conference in Thailand

Thursday, 2018-09-13 18:05:04
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Delegates at the conference (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court, Nguyen Hoa Binh, is attending an international conference, under the title of “Judicial Excellence in Response to Today’s Challenges”, in Thailand.

The conference is being held by the Supreme Court of Thailand with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangkok, from September 13-14, to exchange experience and enhance the cooperation between countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

Joining Binh are the chief justices of the GMS nations, namely Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, alongside those from the US, Australia, and Singapore, who came to the event to present their judicial policies and strategies on delivering court excellence.

The conference will feature the introduction of the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE), a self-assessment methodology for court performance by Elodie Beth - Program Advisor, The Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption, and the Governance and Peace building Program on the second day.

In his keynote speech, the Vietnamese chief justice spoke highly of the cooperation among the courts of the regional countries through multilateral forums such as the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ), saying that Vietnam welcomes and supports the Thai Supreme Court’s initiative to intensify partnerships among the courts of the GMS nations.

He said it is an opportunity for the regional countries to share their common issues and strengthen their multilateral and bilateral judicial cooperation.

Binh gave the attendees an overview of some of the breakthroughs by Vietnam’s judicial system in recent years, as well as opportunities and challenges faced by the country in this area, affirming that Vietnam has harvested many good results in judicial reforms, fundamental to maintaining the rule of law in the country.

He added that the juridical reforms Vietnam has been promoting are in full conformity with the IFCE and urged other countries to apply the framework based on their actual situation.