Chief Judge shares Canadian experience

(VOV) - Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh led a delegation to visit Canada from November 28 to December 7.

The visit aimed to share Canada’s experience in organising the court system, appointing and training judges, and settling reconsidered court cases.

At a working session with his Canadian counterpart Beverley McLachlin, Binh expressed his wish to strengthen cooperation between the two court sectors to build up the results of the Judicial Development and Grassroots Development Project (JUDGE).

He said he hopes that Canada will provide continued support for Vietnam’s judicial reform and personnel training, especially in the areas of intellectual property, bankruptcy, trade and environmental disputes.

He briefed his host on Vietnam’s judicial reform programme, aimed at building a strong, transparent, fair and democratic judiciary to safeguard the nation and serve the people.

Vietnam’s robust economic development and international integration require the judiciary, including the court sector, to be reformed to meet development requirements, said Binh.

He recalled cooperation between the court sectors of Vietnam and Canada following a Hanoi visit by McLachlin nine years ago, who later initiated and supported the JUDGE project.

Launched in 2006, JUDGE has helped the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam accomplish its judicial reform task on judicial training and administrative management, and brought about initial results.

The model of judicial administrative management at court has contributed to improving the quality of serving the people and settling court cases.

However, much more needs to be done to fulfil its task, said Binh, adding that the experience he learned from the visit would support the court sector’s reform programme.

During the visit, Binh paid a courtesy visit to Premier Alison Redford of Alberta province and held working sessions with courts leaders of Alberta and Ontario provinces. He also met with representatives of national judicial agencies in Canada.