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Committee mulls Judicial Records Law

Update: August, 03/2017 - 10:06

HÀ NỘI – The National Assembly’s Committee for Judicial Affairs yesterday continued its sixth plenary session to discuss amendments to Law on Judicial Records.

According to a Government statement, since the law’s implementation, judicial record card issuance has basically met public expectations and solidified judicial record cards’ role in State and social management. 

However, regulations on the database of judicial records have limitations. In particular, the issuance of judicial record card No. 2, issued at the request of individuals who want to know their judicial records, has been abused.

The draft law on judicial records proposes removing regulations related to judicial record card No. 2 issuance to protect the rights, benefits and secrets of individuals.

Nguyễn Công Hồng, deputy head of NA’s Judicial Affairs Committee said that the draft law does assess the impacts of judicial record card removal. In fact, demand for the cards is increasing for visa requests, marriages, settlements, labour export and job applications.

Công said the card removal may harm Vietnamese citizens’ rights.

Many participants proposed keeping judicial record card No.2, adding that there needs to be many judicial record cards at different levels.

NA deputy Nguyễn Bá Sơn said that information technology should be used to improve the judicial record database. The current national database lacks connections among localities.

Lê Thị Nga, the committee’s chairwoman, concluded that the draft law’s compiling committee must produce a comprehensive assessment of the draft law’s impact on citizens, those who leave the country, get married with foreigners and work and study overseas.

She ordered the consideration of removing judicial record card No.2 and proposed adding judicial records for legal entities. — VNS

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