A high-level inter-disciplinary delegation headed by Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh has paid a working visit to Canada .

The aim of the visit, which began on November 28, is to study the organisation of Canada’s court system, training model, judge selection procedure and the process of supervised trials.

During the visit, which ended on December 7, the delegation met and worked with Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin. They made a courtesy visit to Premier of Alberta province Alison Redford, and worked with courts in Alberta and Ontario provinces. The Vietnamese delegates also convened with the office of the commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council and the National Judicial Institute of Canada.

Addressing the meeting with the Canadian Justice Chief, Binh said he hopes the relationship between the two countries’ courts will further strengthen, and the Judicial Development and Grass-root Engagement (JUDGE) project’s results be ensured. He also hopes the Canadian side will continue supporting Vietnam in its effort to make judicial administrative reforms and develop judicial training focusing on intellectual property rights, bankruptcy, trade and environmental disputes.

Relations between Vietnam and Canada’s courts began nine years ago with Chief Justice of Canada McLachlin’s first visit to Vietnam. Thanks to the initial contact, the JUDGE project took shape with her ideas and fervent support.

The delegation includes representatives from the Supreme People’s Court, the State President Office, the Justice Ministry, the Supreme People’s Procuracy and the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reforms. VNA