|Nguyen Van Hien, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee speaks at the session. — VNS Photo An Dang
HA NOI (VNS) — The National Assembly Standing Committee spent yesterday morning discussing amendments to the Law on Administrative Procedures.
Truong Hoa Binh, Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court, said the most important proposed change to the law was a new chapter on the settlement of behaviour that hindered the execution of the court's judgements and rulings on administrative cases.
Binh said the new chapter offered a legal foundation for procedures, authorisation and administrative fine against behaviour which hindered the implementation of the Administrative Procedures Law.
He said many other countries had adopted similar articles.
Echoing Binh's ideas, Nguyen Van Hien, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said it was important to define what behaviour should be considered as contempt of court.
Hien emphasised that what ever changes were made to the law, they must be in line with the 2013 Constitution.
Chief Judge Binh emphasised the need for legally effective court judgments and rulings on administrative cases to be executed and respected by all the relevant individuals, agencies and organisations.
Courts, agencies and organisations assigned with the tasks necessary for the execution of court judgments and rulings must strictly implement this provision and would be held responsible by law.
In its appraisal, the Judiciary Committee endorsed the draft amendments to the Law on Administrative Procedures presented by Chief Judge Binh.
However, it called on the drafting committee to do its best to ensure that the proposed amendments were in harmony with the 2013 Constitution, the 2014 Law on the Organisation of the People's Court and the Code of Civil Procedure. — VNS