President Truong Tan Sang has urged the court sector to speed up its reform to ensure all citizens can access justice in an easiest and most convenient way.

Meeting with leading officials of the sector in Hanoi on July 15, the President asked them to work harder to build the Law on People’s Court towards judicial reforms in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution.

The sector should further enhance the capacity and quality of its personnel, thus avoiding violations of ethic regulations, he said.

He also acknowledged their efforts over the past years, ensuring the interest of both the State and citizens.

A report at the meeting said that in the first half of this year, the court system nationwide solved 158,124 out of the 243,180 cases they have received.

The Supreme People’s Court and provincial courts also worked on 2,686 cases among the 7,783 submitted complaints.

However, the report also pointed to some shortcomings in the sector’s performance, including a low ratio of solved cases as well as the slow appointment process for judges at the Supreme People’s Court.-VNA