Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session to review coordination between the Government and the Supreme People’s Court on April 18 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a working session between leaders of the Government, ministries and sectors and leaders of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) in Hanoi on April 18 to review their coordination in performing the functions, tasks and power of each agency.

According to a report at the meeting, the coordination between the Government and the SPC has been enhanced in various spheres such as making socio-economic development plans, disseminating laws, and settling criminal and civil cases.

SPC Chief Justice Nguyen Hoa Binh asked the PM and the Government to assist upgrading infrastructure of the court system so that it is suitable for handling each type of cases, especially marriage and family cases, and in line with new legal regulations.

He noted more than 40 percent of 499,000 cases that courts at all levels handle each year are marriage and family cases. However, the court system is facing numerous difficulties in arranging courtrooms in conformity with judicial reform, Binh added.

At the session, PM Phuc said courts are the centre of judicial reform, and in fact, activities of courts at all levels have been improved, thus promoting their transparency, publicity, fairness and adherence to law. The court sector has greatly contributed to overall achievements of the country, he stressed.

The PM also applauded the collaboration between the court sector and the Government in implementing verdicts on civil cases, making laws, instructing law enforcement, fighting crimes, and settling prolonged complaint and denunciation cases.

The Cabinet leader affirmed that the Government has continually created favourable conditions for judicial agencies to carry out the Politburo’s Resolution 49 on the strategy for judicial reform until 2020.

Regarding cooperation in the time ahead, he asked the Government and the SPC to strengthen ties in judicial staff training, upgrading infrastructure, and applying IT to implement the single-window model in the court sector.-VNA