State leader asks court system to accelerate judicial reform

June 14, 2024 - 18:12
President Lâm stressed that the development of the courts is closely connected with the building and perfection of the State.
President Tô Lâm and officials of the Supreme People’s Court at the meeting on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

HÀ NỘI — President Tô Lâm had a hybrid meeting with the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and people’s courts nationwide on Friday, during which he demanded that the sector hasten judicial reform and build a modern and professional judicial system to help with forming a law-governed socialist State.

Reporting on the people’s court system’s performance, Deputy Chief Justice of the SPC Nguyễn Trí Tuệ said that in recent years, the number of cases handled by courts has increased by about 8 per cent annually, but the courts have continually made reforms and carried out many creative solutions to improve the settlement quality.

The rate of judgments and decisions cancelled or amended due to the courts’ mistakes has been kept low, under 1.5 per cent.

Since the start of 2024, though the number of cases handled has risen by 39,635 from the same period last year, 62.68 per cent of the cases have been settled by the courts.

The judgments and decisions cancelled or amended due to the courts’ mistakes stands at only 0.82 per cent, meeting the National Assembly’s requirement, Tuệ noted.

President Lâm highly valued the achievements obtained by the people’s court system so far, stressing that the development of the courts is closely connected with the building and perfection of the State.

The increasingly improved quality and efficiency of the courts’ activities have significantly helped maintain political stability, ensure social order and safety, and create a healthy and stable environment for national development, he added.

Pointing out certain shortcomings in the court system’s judicial activities, he said 2024 is the year for accelerating efforts towards successfully implementing the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress in 2025 and preparing for all-level Party congresses on the thresholds of the 14th National Party Congress. Therefore, the court system must hasten judicial reform and the implementation of the remaining tasks of the tenure.

To ensure the court system’s good performance in all aspects, the State leader said the focus should be placed on building a modern, professional, and law-governed judicial system to contribute to a law-governed socialist state of the people, by the people, and for the people.

He also demanded further improving the quality of judging activities to minimise and eradicate the judgments cancelled for amended due to subjective faults.

It is also important to promote the quality, feasibility, and precision of judgments, along with asset recovery in corruption and economic cases, he added

President Lâm asked the court system to step up the building of the Party and the contingent of cadres, especially judges, who must put national interests as well as the rights and legitimate interests of organisations and individuals above all.

The courts need to pay due attention to the recovery of misappropriated or lost assets of the State, he said.

Amid the country’s intensive and extensive integration into the world, it is necessary to foster international cooperation activities, particularly those defending national interests, and promote cooperation agreements to help expand the scope of Vietnamese law’s value, according to the leader. — VNS