|President Truong Tan Sang.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS)— The country's courts managed to conclude nearly 365,000 of the 395,415 cases received in 2013, according to reports from a conference hosted by the Supreme People's Court.
Addressing the conference, which was held yesterday, President Truong Tan Sang commended the courts for their performance despite limited human resources, while noting that the number of cases has been increasing by an average of 10-15 per cent every year.
The courts have also reduced the number of overdue cases by half, while making remarkable improvements in the mechanism of law implementation, he said.
The President noted that with the revised Constitution taking effect from January 1, the courts have the task of preparing the stipulations of the revised Constitution related to judicial rights.
The judicial and legal system must also conduct systematic and comprehensive research on the jurisdiction of courts and judging councils, he added.
He also asked the Supreme People's Court to continue strengthening its staff's professional and ethical qualifications.
Outlining the main tasks for 2014, the conference agreed to prioritise the implementation of judicial reforms in line with the Party and National Assembly's resolutions.
Simultaneously, the judicial system will continue the reforms of court procedures in the quest to ensure democracy and transparency in accordance with the law.
At all levels, the courts will focus on handling major cases, particularly those involving corruption, while promoting their reconciliation role in civil disputes and encouraging dialogue in administrative cases.
President, VFF collaborate
On the same day, the President attended a conference to review the past year's co-operation between his office and the Standing Board of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF)'s Central Committee.
Participants agreed that the two offices needed to work together to address citizens' complaints.
Last year, both sides strengthened national unity through meetings with overseas Vietnamese and activities to provide relief for people affected by natural disasters.
They also collected public opinion on the amendments to the 1992 Constitution.
Participants asked the two sides to develop production, impede economic regression, fight against corruption and ensure social welfare. — VNS