Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia convene 4th court conference

Tuesday, 2016-12-20 18:19:49
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At the fourth court conference among the border provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
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NDO—The fourth court conference among the border provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia officially opened in Nha Trang in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on December 20.

The conference featured the participation of 120 chief judges, deputy chief judges, judges and court personnel from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

During the two-day event, the delgates discussed three key issues including enhancing cooperation and sharing experience with the trial of criminal cases; improving the efficiency of cooperation on the trial of civil cases; and reviewing the implementation of a joint communiqué released at the third conference in 2014, and also set out measures to enhance the cooperation between the three countries in 2017 and in the coming years.

Speaking at the conference, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh said that the cooperation among the courts of the three countries had constantly developed at both the central and the local levels.

The Supreme Courts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia agreed to plans and strategies for close coordination and development in the field of the administration of justice. The three sides have joined together and supported each other in numerous forums on law and justice in the region and around the world.

At the local level, so far, nineteen provincial courts in Vietnam have signed memoranda of understanding on cooperation with courts in Laos and Cambodia.

At the closing session of the conference on December 21, the three countries will issue a joint communiqué, stressing the enhancement of the cooperation between the court systems in the three countries.