President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the 23rd meeting of the Steering Committee for Judicial Reform (Source: thanhtra.danang.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA)
- The Steering Committee for Judicial Reform held a conference in Hanoi on January 9 to review its operation during 2015 and define working plans in 2016.

Chairing the event, President Truong Tan Sang, who is head of the committee, praised efforts of authorities at all levels in judicial reform, saying that these contributed to raising public awareness of their legal rights and rules of law.

He said the Steering Committee’s assisting agencies made careful preparations and strictly implemented and inspected judicial reform projects.

The agencies had worked closely with communication units to promote law dissemination and education and reaped positive results, the President noted.

He asked for a stronger endeavour in their work in the coming year, requesting the Standing office of the Steering Committee continue giving their consultancy towards the full implementation of the ‘1992 Constitution Institutionalisation Project’, helping the Steering Committee operate effectively in its upcoming tenure.

During 2015, the Steering Committee’s assisting units did an effective job of advising and building action plans, and issuing a number of documents to speed up the implementation of tasks assigned by the Steering Committee and the Standing office .

The agencies also conducted studies, assessed 17 projects and prepared briefs for the S tanding office , supported the Steering Committee in building 20 reports and joined a number of scientific studies.

At the conference, an ‘Emulation Movement’ in 2016 was lauched, towards improving the efficiency of judicial reform-related activities.

On the occasion, the Steering Committee presented certificates of merit to outstanding organisations and individuals in recognition of their stellar achievements in the last year.-VNA