Minister of Justice and Attorney General Alison Redford of Alberta Province, Canada, has pledged to continue with a project called “justice development and commitments to people” in Vietnam.

Redford told Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong at a meeting in Hanoi on August 11 that Canada will help in judicial personnel training, reforms in court administrative management and procedures and increasing people’s access to community justice services.

The project has been fairing well for three years as the result of cooperation between Canada and Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice and Supreme People’s Court. It is designed to continue until 2011.

Deputy PM Trong briefed the Canadian guest on progress made by Vietnam in judicial reform, saying courts have gradually reduced the number of death sentences while jails are working hard on the early-release of rehabilitated inmates under the State’s amnesty policy.

After expressing thanks for the Canadian assistance in the field of justice, he called for stronger cooperation from the North American country in legal reforms, especially in training a judicial staff in international law./.