Addressing the conference, President Truong Tan Sang commended the sector for the workload it had completed despite limited human resources, noting that the number of cases has been increasing by an average of 10%-15% each year. The sector has also reduced the number of overdue cases by half, at the same time creating remarkable improvements in the guidance of law implementation.
The President said that with the revised Constitution taking effect from January 1, the court sector has the task of concretising the stipulations of the revised Constitution relating to judicial rights. The sector must also conduct systematic and comprehensive research on the jurisdiction of courts and judging councils.
He also asked the Supreme People’s Court to continue strengthening its staff in terms of both professional and ethical qualifications.
In mapping out tasks for 2014, the conference agreed to prioritise implementing judicial reform in line with the Party and National Assembly’s resolutions. Simultaneously, the sector will carry on with reforms of court procedures in the direction of ensuring democracy, transparency and publicity in accordance with the law.
At the same time, courts at all levels will focus on handling major cases, particularly those involving corruption, while promoting their reconciliation role in civil disputes and encouraging dialogue in administrative cases.