HA NOI — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday met key leaders of the Supreme People's Procuracy in an effort to improve the quality of its operations.
Reports from the procuracy revealed by Standing Deputy Director Hoang Nghia Mai, showed that last year the number of defendants declared innocent increased by 23 per cent over the previous year.
The procuracy sped up progress of more than 2,000 serious cases, organised more than 6,000 mobile trials.
The procuracy also issued more than 1,100 appeals and more than 1,600 petitions requiring law courts to correct their mistakes while implementing civil cases and administrative and commercial cases.
Now that the nation is about to revise the 1992 Constitution, Mai suggested the study on restricting the function of the procuracy or changing to a prosecutor's office was not appropriate at present.
He said the duty of the procuracy should be maintained as it was written in the Constitution.
National Assembly Deputy Chairman Uong Chung Luu said the Peoples' Procuracy should improve the litigation ability of prosecutors at trials, pay more attention to controlling procedural activities, and minimise the number of wrongfully prosecuted cases.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung praised the procuracy sector's efforts at judicial reform in past years. He said the procuracy must conclude two main functions: the right of prosecution and supervising all judiciary activities. — VNS