President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) attends the national conference in Da Nang city on January 17 (Photo: VNA)
This is the second national conference held by the steering committee for drafting a strategy for building and completing a law-governed socialist state of Vietnam by 2030, with a vision to 2045. The first event took place last December.
In his opening remarks, Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue said developing a judicial reform strategy is one of the key tasks of this work and also an urgent issue in the current context.
After 15 years of implementing the Politburo’s Resolution No. 49 on the judicial reform strategy by 2020, many significant outcomes have been recorded, he said, elaborating that the judicial sector has made a great stride in protecting justice, human rights, citizens’ rights, the State’s interests, as well as legitimate interests of organisations. The law making and completion have basically managed to institutionalise the Party’s guidelines on judicial reform.
However, the top legislator also pointed out certain problems, adding that strong impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the country’s intensive and extensive integration into the world require judicial reform be further enhanced to better meet requirements in the new context.
Providing a brief overview of the meeting, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, head of steering committee, noted the new judicial reform strategy should continue identifying the reform of courts as a breakthrough step. Besides, it is necessary to push ahead with reforming the judicial system while ensuring effective control of power in judicial activities.
Participants also shared the view that judicial reform must be placed under the Party’s comprehensive leadership and firmly maintain the nature of a law-governed socialist state of Vietnam that is of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Judicial reform must be carried out in tandem with legislative and administrative reform to guarantee that the State power is consistent, with task assignment, coordination, and control among State agencies in exercising the legislative, executive, and judicial powers, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc added.
In the time ahead, the steering committee will hold a third conference to discuss new and breakthrough issues in the building and completion of a law-governed socialist state of Vietnam. Some specialised workshops will also take place./.