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HCM CITY – People’s courts at all levels have been making strong efforts to improve justice administrative procedures, said Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Trương Hòa Bình.
The Chief Judge delivered the comment during a teleconference reviewing justice administrative procedure reform at People’s courts nationwide, held yesterday in HCM City.
The reform work focused on simplifying the process of receiving and dealing with petitions, notices of appeal, and documents sent by procuracy agencies.
The new justice administration model, which was first implemented on trial at courts in Vĩnh Long, Thừa Thiên-Huế, and Hưng Yên Province in 2010, has been expanded to courts nationwide. The model is a one-stop-shop justice administrative procedure.
Bình affirmed that “the model of one-stop-shop justice procedure has improved the operation quality of courts”.
“The ‘one-door’ process of receiving documents and petitions has also helped to reduce time in dealing with cases as well as conveniently making statistics of lawsuits”, Bình told the conference.
The one-door procedure has also helped chief judges easily supervise progress of cases, he said.
Courts need to further push the reform process and focus on enhancing the responsibilities of court staff, Binh told the conference.
Courts should also use more advanced technology to improve their operations, he said.
The chief judge also called for the e-court model to be put into operation by 2020.
Ung Thi Xuân Hương, chief judge of HCM City’s People’s Court, said the Supreme People’s Court should grant finance and equipment to courts so they can carry out justice administration reforms.
Many participants in the teleconference said that the Supreme Court should establish a common apparatus from the central to local-level courts.
The conference was also a venue for chief judges of provincial People’s courts to share lessons during implementation of the reform.– VNS