President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA)

In his speech, he requested the sector improve quality and speed up the settlement of cases, avoid unjust judgments and miss out criminals.

The President suggested that the Supreme People’s Court should build its image of being friendly, close and helpful to the people; protecting justice, human and citizen rights, socialism, State interests, and legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organisations.

On the occasion, the State leader praised the court sector for working closely with agencies concerned to thoroughly and cautiously consider cases that went on trial years ago and claimed innocence, some of them have been justified, thus ensuring legitimate rights and interests of citizens.

The court reported that a number of cases were prosecuted promptly and strictly last year. 

From October 1st, 2016 - September 30th, 2017, courts nationwide dealt with 438,625 cases, equivalent to 89.3 percent of the total. The number of cases being handled and already handled rose by 8.3 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively. The number of cancelled and revised verdicts accounted for 1.3 percent, meeting the National Assembly’s requirement.

Progress was also seen in the settlement of civil and administrative cases. Up to 53.3 percent of civil cases were mediated successfully./.