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Judiciary review finds courts understaffed

Update: January, 25/2018 - 09:00
Last year the Supreme Court and HCM City Court handled over 67,700 cases. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The National Assembly and the Supreme People’s Court should guide implementation of new laws and the Government should provide more funding for courts at all levels to use IT in their daily working to improve their efficiency, delegates told an annual review meeting of the Supreme People’s Court and HCM City Court yesterday.

“Last year the supreme court and HCM City court handled over 67,700 cases and resolved nearly 76.7 per cent of them, or 50,000 cases, marginally lower than in 2016,” Nguyễn Thành Phong, a senior official at the HCM City People’s Court, said.

“The quality of judges has improved with fewer judgements requiring to be changed due to mistakes.”

The number of cases has increased and they are becoming more and more complex, but courts face a severe personnel shortage, especially of judges, he said.

“There is a huge amount of work but courts face challenges like modest remuneration, poor equipment, and lack of cohesion between government agencies.”

To improve the situation, he urged the Supreme Court to ensure there is no staff shortage, expeditiously reply to queries from lower courts and increase the use of information technology in day-to-day management.

“HCM City authorities should help the court clear all old cases.” — VNS







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