HA NOI — President Truong Tan Sang reaffirmed the importance of programmes to reform military investigations and judicial agencies at the fifth meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform in Ha Noi yesterday.
At the meeting, Sang, who is also the head of the committee, was briefed on the progress of reorganising the investigation agencies, renewing the organisation and operation of the military judiciary and the establishment of People's First Courts and People's Procuracies at regional and local levels.
Regarding the scheme to reorganise the investigation agency by 2015, Sang said the scheme had met expectations but still needed additional research and adjustment on its targets and tasks as proposed by the members of the committee.
Sang urged for improved abilities among investigators and for upgrades to the infrastructure of investigation agencies. He said it was important to clarify the authority and power of military courts and civil judgements.
Regarding the establishment of the People's First Courts at regional and local levels, Sang urged relevant authorities to study and draw up plans to establish courts which met committee requirements and assured living conditions for judiciary staff in remote areas. — VNS