Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The workshop was chaired by Deputy Chief of Justice of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Tri Tue, with the participation of UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Vietnam Sitara Syed, and Representative of the EU Delegation in Vietnam Audrey-Anne Rochelemagne. It came within the framework of the EU Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme in Vietnam (EU JULE) which is funded by the EU with financial contributions from UNDP and UNICEF.
In his opening remarks, Tue said after the five-year implementation of the law, the functions, duties, powers, and organisational structures of the People’s Courts have been consolidated and operated stably.
To help the Supreme People’s Court have an objective and comprehensive assessment report, the EU JULE programme has supported to conduct a study focusing on the main contents as follows: researching current regulations of the law and detailed guiding documents for its implementation; assessing the practice of applying the Law in the period of 2015 to present; offering recommendations for the law to be continually and effectively implemented in the future, said Representative of the EU Delegation in Vietnam Rochelemagne.
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Vietnam Syed highlighted the international standards and conditions for the genuine independence of the judiciary, provided by the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary adopted in 1985; and the Beijing Statement of Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary of the LAWASIA in 1997.
After the workshop, feedbacks from the delegates will be collected and synthesised in order to offer recommendations to solve problems and improve the organisation of People’s Courts towards a lean, effective and efficient operation as well as to propose amendments to the Law on Organisation of People’s Courts and legal documents concerned to satisfy practical requirements for National Assembly’s consideration.