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NA deputies discuss quality of legal system

Update: September, 14/2018 - 09:00
National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee deputies on Thursday expressed their concern over the quality of legal documents and the instability and irrelevance of the legal system.— VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee deputies on Thursday expressed their concern over the quality of legal documents and the instability and irrelevance of the legal system.

NA Judicial Committee Chairwoman Lê Thị Nga said that the legal system keeps changing.

“The unstable legal system has an impact on people, enterprises and investors,” she said.

She said that agencies ask to make amendments any time they face obstacles in implementing laws. But the difficulties, in many cases, do not come from the laws themselves.

Important legal documents have not been issued, while several draft laws do not meet quality standards in terms of preparation and content, she said.

NA vice chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển said that a law is about one field but, in fact, it impacts many other sectors.

With the draft amendments to the Law on Education for example, new policies proposed in the draft require more spending from State budget which is running dry.

“The legal system at the moment is relatively comprehensive. But enforcement is not well implemented,” he said.

He added that each year there are thousands of irrelevant legal documents issued. The punishments for people who approve the issuance of the documents are not severe enough.

Nguyễn Thái Học, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, said that the enforcement and dissemination of laws have not been strictly implemented in some places.

An investigative report by the Judicial Committee showed that some chairmen of people’s committees and deputy chairmen fail to follow regulations stated in the Law on Administrative Procedures.

The Law on Administrative Procedures requires heads of administration and responsible deputy heads to appear at the court to address matters in disputes but a lot of them do not follow the law, Học said, asking for solutions from authorised agencies. — VNS

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