Party leader urges procuracy sector to be a pillar of justice

Update: January, 17/2015 - 09:39
Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the Supreme People's Procuracy's conference in Ha Noi yesterday,. — Photo VNA

HA NOI (VNS)— Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the procuracy sector and its staff to set an example by abiding by the Party's guidelines and policies as well as State laws to become a real pillar of justice.

Addressing the Supreme People's Procuracy's conference in Ha Noi yesterday, the Party leader emphasised that Party-building work and personnel training in the sector were very important, and vital to the sector's efficiency.

He hailed the sector's efforts last year, particularly in curbing crime, maintaining political security and social order, and safeguarding socialist legal institutions, human rights and citizen rights, as well as the State's interests and the legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organisations.

On the priorities for 2015, he stressed that the sector should continue to implement the 2013 Constitution and the new Law on the Organisation of the People's Procuracy. At the same time, the sector should work closely with relevant agencies to build the Penal Code, Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code and other laws to ensure the effective enforcement of the 2013 Constitution.

The Party General Secretary also underlined the need for the procuracy sector to abide by democratic judicial principles and jurisdiction as stipulated in the Constitution.

He asked the sector to expand international co-operation to effectively prevent and fight against crime, especially transnational crimes and those related to foreigners.

The conference heard that last year, the sector accelerated many key cases of public concern, including 18 cases related to corruption and abuse of power.

A number of cases that involved mistakes in the legal process were also brought to light, contributing to protecting human and citizen's rights.

Participants discussed and agreed on four key tasks for the sector in 2015, focusing on promoting judicial reform, accelerating the building of legal institutions, intensifying party building and improving the quality of prosecution practices.

During the two-day conference, participants will conduct a vote of confidence on the Prosecutor General and the Deputy Prosecutors General of the People's Supreme Procuracy. — VNS