The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held a national teleconference on December 21 to review the sector’s performance in 2020 and the 2016-2020 tenure and set tasks for next year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the teleconference. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held a
national teleconference on December 21 to review the sector’s performance in
2020 and the 2016-2020 tenure and set tasks for next year.
It reported that, over the last five years, courts nationwide have handled more
than 2.3 million cases, equivalent to 97.6 percent of the total received, with
The rate of verdicts and judgements cancelled or amended every year is
less than 1.5 percent, meeting the target set by the National Assembly. Courts
have also tried a large number of serious and complex economic and corruption
cases that attracted public attention, the SPC noted.
Appreciating their significant contributions to the country’s achievements
during the 2016-2020 tenure, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that under
the Party and State’s resolutions on judicial reform, courts at all levels have
proactively devised breakthrough solutions to improve judicial quality, carry
out the judicial reform strategy, and fulfil assigned tasks.
The court sector has exercised judicial power and performed its functions and
tasks well, thereby protecting justice, human rights, and the rights and
legitimate interests of collectives and individuals, he said.
The Government leader added that the sector has brought major corruption cases
to trial in a timely and stringent fashion while actively and effectively
taking part in the fight against corruption, winning high evaluation from the
Party, State, and people.
During the period, courts at all levels dealt with more than 1,100
corruption cases with 2,600 defendants, recovering trillions of Vietnamese dong
and many assets for the State.
The PM also highlighted their efforts to enhance discipline among judges and
staff and promote cooperation with international partners.
Pointing out certain shortcomings in courts’ performance, he said the rate of cancelled
or amended administrative judgements remains high; some verdicts and judgements
are not sufficiently clear, hampering enforcement; or the time to settle many
business cases or bankruptcy applications is still too long.
These problems have directly affected Vietnam’s investment and business
climate, he noted.
Regarding tasks for the time ahead, the PM asked court cadres to work out
detailed orientations, targets, tasks, and solutions for a new judicial reform
strategy so that the sector can better meet requirements in the new context.
He also requested they continue improving quality in handling cases, actively implement
directions from the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption, and
accelerate the settlement of serious corruption cases and those attracting
Phuc told people’s courts to strive to become a “stronghold of justice”,
thus meeting the Party and State’s requirements and people’s expectations.
At the teleconference, the Supreme People’s Court also marked the sector’s
connection with the National E-Document Exchange Platform and the launch of the
court sector’s public services on the National Public Service Portal./.