Supreme People’s Court launches video conference system for district-level courts

Sunday, 2017-01-15 15:04:05
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Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan (left) and Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court Nguyen Hoa Binh (centre) at the inaugural event.
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NDO—The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held a ceremony in Hanoi on January 14 to launch a video conference system for district-level people’s courts, which is part of efforts towards the goal of building e-courts for public and transparent court operations.

Addressing the event, SPC Chief Justice Nguyen Hoa Binh noted that the installation of the system came in accordance with the Party’s direction on minimising the organisation of national-scale centralised conferences and enhancing the application of information technology to hold online meetings in directing, regulating and handling affairs.

The SPC invested in constructing a video conferencing system for 63 provincial-level people’s courts in 2014 with high efficiency resulting, Binh said, adding that in 2016, the body went on to build video conferencing systems for the Central Military Court and 710 district-level people’s courts, aiming to expand their scale and make optimal use of the advantages of video conferences, contributing to renovating the working and leading methods of people’s courts towards modernity step by step.

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan highly appreciated the court sector’s application of information technology to its operations, which, he said, has created a favourable environment for relevant people and organisations.

Particularly, the building and inauguration of a web portal publicising cases, cassation and retrial decisions, the Council of Judges of the SPC and verdicts with legal validity, has received widespread support from the majority of people across the country for its working to ensure the transparency of courts’ decisions, Tuan said.

He affirmed that the application of the video conferencing network to district-level people’s courts has worked to eliminate geographical distance, strengthen efficiency in court leaders’ direction and regulation work and contribute to saving time and money and meeting the demand for administrative reform in line with the Party and State’s guidelines.