National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ (standing) spoke at the meeting with the National Assembly Committee for Judicial Affairs on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vương Đình Huệ has requested that the NA Committee for Judicial Affairs continue promoting its core role in the legislature’s activities, while chairing a working session with standing members of the committee on Monday.
This was the first working session between the top legislator and the committee after Huệ was elected as chairman of the 14th legislature at the 11th sitting.
Participants pinpointed problems in the committee’s operation and made proposals relating to the organisation and structure of the committee, judicial reform, and the mobilisation of experts participating in the committee’s activities.
Speaking at the meeting, vice chair of the judicial affairs committee Nguyễn Mạnh Cường said that at the beginning of the 14th-tenure, the committee had 40 members working in many different branches and fields.
In general, the quality of the Committee's members and the assisting apparatus continue to be guaranteed, meeting the requirements of the mission, Cường said.
The committee has heightened the sense of responsibility, made an effort to successfully implement the functions and tasks in the fields under its jurisdiction, contribute to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, correctness and compliance with the law in the activities of judicial agencies and concerned agencies, creating a positive change in investigation and prosecution activities, trial, judgment execution, judicial assistance and anti-corruption.
However, the Committee's operation also encountered a number of difficulties and problems due to the lack of permanent members.
The committee suggested the NA and the NA Standing Committee to continue strictly enforcing legislative discipline, only adding to the NA’s annual programme on law and ordinance formulation bills that are really necessary and relevant to practical demands.
With regard to oversight, the committee proposed to continue enhancing the transparency in operations of judicial agencies.
NA Chairman Huệ stressed that the top-most goal of the NA this term is building action plans to realise the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.
He also said the quality and efficiency of the NA’s activities rely on many factors and are measured by the quality and effectiveness of its committees’ operations.
He therefore asked the judicial committee to make plans for continuing to reform and increase the quality and efficiency of its operations – especially in assisting the NA in issues such as evaluating, receiving feedback and revising the draft laws or legislation concerning justice, supervision works related to anti-corruption, handling of complaints and denunciations and enforcement of verdicts.
The committee must remain ready to work with the Party Delegation to the NA in building a draft resolution on continuing to perfect the law-ruled socialist State for submission to the Party Central Committee, and to raise the efficiency of coordination between the NA, its Standing Committee and the Party Delegation to the NA with judicial agencies. — VNS