Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reforms convenes 6th meeting

Saturday, 2018-09-15 17:35:23
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President Tran Dai Quang speaking at the event (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reforms convened its sixth meeting in Hanoi on September 15 under the chair of its head – President Tran Dai Quang.

Participants discussed a report on amendments and supplements to the committee’s working regulations for the 2016-2021 term submitted by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, along with a report of the Central Military Commission on revisions to a plan to reform the organisation and activities of the army’s judicial agencies.

They also reviewed a report by the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Supreme People’s Court on reforming and increasing reconciliation and dialogue in the settlement of civil and administrative cases, and another on the problems facing local judicial reforms.

It was announced that the Politburo recently appointed the Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs as permanent deputy head of the steering committee, and a vice chairman of the commission as a member of the steering committee. Therefore, amending the committee’s working regulations aims to create favourable conditions for the Commission for Internal Affairs and the new members of the committee to fulfill their tasks.

Meanwhile, reforming the organisation and activities of judicial agencies in the army is intended to ensure active and timely actions in the fight against crime and violations of law and military discipline, thus improving the army’s combat strength.

The reform and enhancement of reconciliation and dialogue in the settlement of civil and administrative cases have been piloted and resulted in initial positive outcomes, according to the committee members.

In his conclusion, President Quang asked the Commission for Internal Affairs and the drafting agencies to consider the opinions of committee members to fine-tune their reports.

He noted that judicial reforms have been seriously implemented at all-levels of administrations and sectors, generating important outcomes. Relations among investigation agencies, procuracies, courts and other judicial and verdict enforcement bodies have improved.

The President requested that relevant agencies improve the quality of their investigation, prosecution and judging of criminal cases, especially major economic and corruption trials, while accelerating the settlement of key and prolonged cases. The authorised agencies also have to pay attention to uncovering economic violations and corruption, as well as asset recovery measures, he noted.

The agencies must ensure the absolute respect for law, strictly and thoroughly dealing with violations, while not sparing any violators or coming to wrong or inaccurate verdicts, and to not let their decisions be affected by external factors, the President added.

He also demanded that centrally-run authorised agencies direct their subordinate bodies to work out solutions to obstacles facing localities and to press on with judicial reforms in line with the Party’s guidelines.