Int’l webinar talks criminal justice for juveniles hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (HCMUL) held an international webinar on criminal justice for juveniles on October 13.

In his opening speech, HCMUL Acting Rector Associate Professor Tran Hoang Hai said learning about international principles and standards as well as countries’ experience in criminal justice for juveniles in combination with considering political, socio-economic and cultural characteristics will contribute to offering more feasible solutions to educating juveniles into more socially responsible persons.

Asso. Prof. Trinh Tien Viet, Vice Dean of the Law Faculty at the Vietnam National University – Hanoi suggested authorities continue fine-tuning criminal policies and regulations in the Penal Code 2015 on criminal responsibility for those aged below 18 and punishments on them.

He proposed soon establishing units in charge of criminal cases involving those aged below 18 in investigation agencies and People’s Procuracies, improving professional expertise of judges in the trial of juveniles, and enhancing supervision over the enforcement of criminal laws and punishments on them.

Participants at the event discussed judicial issues for juveniles and experience from India and Canada, as well as the organisation of criminal judicial system for juveniles./.