The Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reforms convened its sixth meeting in Hanoi on September 15 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reforms convened its sixth meeting in Hanoi on September 15 under the chair of its head – President Tran Dai Quang.

Participants discussed a report on amendments and supplements to the committee’s working regulations for the 2016-2021 term submitted by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, along with a report of the Central Military Commission on revisions to a plan to reform the organisation and activities of the army’s judicial agencies.

They also looked into a report of the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Supreme People’s Court on reforming and increasing reconciliation and dialogue in the settlement of civil and administrative cases, and another on some problems about local judicial reforms.

They said the Politburo recently appointed the Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs as permanent deputy head of the steering committee, and a vice chairman of this commission as a member of the steering committee. Therefore, amending the committee’s working regulations aims to create favourable conditions for the Commission for Internal Affairs and the new members of the committee to fulfill their tasks.

Meanwhile, reforming the organisation and activities of judicial agencies in the army is intended to ensure active and timely actions in the fight against crimes and violations of law and military discipline, thus improving the army’s combat strength.

The reform and enhancement of reconciliation and dialogue in the settlement of civil and administrative cases have been piloted and resulted in initial positive outcomes, committee members said.

In his conclusion, President Quang asked the Commission for Internal Affairs and the drafting agencies to consider opinions of the committee members to fine-tune their reports.

He noted that judicial reforms have been seriously implemented by all-level administrations and sectors, generating important outcomes. Relations among investigation agencies, procuracies, courts and other judicial and verdict enforcement bodies have improved.

The President requested relevant agencies to boost the quality of investigating, prosecuting and judging criminal cases, especially big economic and corruption ones, while accelerating the settlement of key and prolonged cases. The authorised agencies also have to pay attention to uncovering economic violations and corruption, as well as asset recovery measures, he noted.

The agencies must ensure the absolute respect for law, strictly and thoroughly deal with violations, not spare any violators or have wrong or inaccurate verdicts, and not let their decisions be affected by external factors, the President added.

He also demanded centrally-run authorised agencies to direct their subordinate bodies to work out solutions to obstacles facing localities and press on with judicial reforms in line with the Party’s guidelines.–VNA