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Judiciary needs to play stronger role to enforce gov't legislation

Update: January, 16/2015 - 09:45
Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung speaks at the event. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

HA NOI (VNS) — Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung urged the judiciary to promote its key role in implementing and popularising the Constitution, and thus enhancing social respect for law.

The Chairman made the statement at a national online conference held yesterday in Ha Noi to review judicial work in 2014 and discuss tasks for 2015.

Deputy Minister of Justice Dinh Trung Tung reported that so far more than 100,000 legal documents had been examined. Hundreds of others had been replaced, amended or simplified; initiatives on administrative reform had proven effective, and helped increase quality of life and socio-economic development in the country, he said.

Regarding existing shortcomings, Tung said the Constitution had not been implemented comprehensively, and the legal system remained complicated. The implementation of laws was not effective enough and State management over some areas such as citizens' identification and household registration was lacking.

In order to address remaining shortcomings and fulfil tasks for 2015, Chairman Hung said the sector must continue to monitor the legal system and make amendments, supplements, dismissals and promulgations of legal documents in line with the Constitution.

The 2013 Constitution has laid a political and legal foundation for the country to enter the next level of development, Hung said.

The sector should also enhance inspections, monitoring and State management of the development and promulgation of legal documents, in close partnership with legal enforcement. It should do this while simultaneously accelerating administrative reform, social involvement and technological applications.

He said the sector should promote its key role in the implementation of the Constitution, focusing on enhancing information dissemination and reviewing the whole legal system to propose any amendments necessary to make it fall in line with the Constitution.

The sector should also actively take part in building and completing draft Laws and Ordinance proposed by the National Assembly.

Minister Ha Hung Cuong said that previous efforts had failed to meet the needs of the Party, State, Government and people.

He promised to fulfil tasks set for 2015, focusing on legal education and dissemination, organising the implementation of the Constitution and dealing with any shortcomings. — VNS

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