President Truong Tan Sang, who was also head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, said the event is of significance to the country’s judicial reform cause.
The academy must train judges and other court officers in professional skills and moral virtues, including responsibility for building and safeguarding the nation, and protecting legitimate rights and interests of organisations and citizens, he said, adding that it must strive to develop into a prestigious tertiary and post-tertiary training establishment in the country and the region.
He suggested appointing experienced members from the Council of Judges of the Supreme People’s Court and capable judges as lecturers.
In addition to scientific research, the academy was asked to strengthen relationships with courts and judicial training establishments regionally and globally, thereby learning from their experience in training and the settlement of international judicial disputes – particularly those regarding sovereignty, international trade and intellectual property.
On the occasion, a judge entrance exam, the first of its kind held in line with the 2014 Law on the Organisation of People’s Courts, opened.
Chief Justice of the Vietnam Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh and Prosecutor General of the Vietnam Supreme People’s Procuracy Nguyen Hoa Binh were also present at the event.