Courts must earn trust of the people

Update: January, 16/2016 - 08:33
President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the meeting of the Supreme People's Court in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang urged court officials to take actions against degradation in political thought, morals and lifestyles, and raise their prestige in order to earn people's confidence.

The leader made the appeal at a meeting of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) in Ha Noi yesterday to put forth tasks for the sector in 2016.

The President emphasised the need for the sector to improve judgment quality and ensure verdicts are in line with the law, to protect justice, citizen and human rights, while performing the role of moderating dialogue and reconciliation in civil and administrative disputes.

The SPC's leaders were asked to co-ordinate with all-level Party Committees and local authorities in guiding courts to realise Party resolutions, the 2013 Constitution, the National Assembly's laws and other documents on judicial work.

President Sang also emphasised the need to raise the quality of court officials by promptly completing the curriculum and staff of lecturers for the Viet Nam Court Academy.

He suggested the sector expand and improve the efficiency of international co-operation, along with preparing human resources for international jurisdiction institutions, meeting the country's international integration requirements.

The leader hailed achievements the sector recorded in 2015, with nearly 400,000 criminal, civil and administrative cases handled swiftly and in line with the law.

However, limitations still remained, he said, citing the existence of overdue cases and inadequate evidence.

The leader said he believed that the court sector would build on its 70-year tradition to overcome all difficulties and fulfill the assigned tasks, which would further contribute to national reconstruction and the country's unity.

A report presented at the meeting showed that from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, 399,058 cases were handled, 13,702 cases more than the figure recorded in the same period last year.

Successful reconciliation was made in half of the civil disputes the courts have received, 6,850 cases more than last year's reading, the report said. — VNS