Prosecutor General Le Minh Tri introduces Vietnam's judicial reform at Japan's Ministry of Justice on October 18 (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy Le Minh Tri has introduced Vietnam’s judicial reform to prosecutors at Japan’s Ministry of Justice, as part of his working visit to the country from October 15 to 20.

The event attracted the participation of hundreds of Japanese prosecutors and law researchers.

Delivering his presentation, Tri said the Vietnamese Party, Government, and National Assembly have prioritised judicial reform towards advancing democracy, transparency, and openness, as well as ensuring human rights.

To realise such targets, the 2013 Constitution and a number of judicial acts have seen key amendments made regarding criminal justice, the official noted.

According to him, many principles have been added, including the internal and external monitoring of all operations of agencies carrying out criminal procedures; a penal offender’s right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial; and the right to be compensated for damage to psychological and material possessions, among others.

Tri also presented Vietnam’s measures towards preventing a miscarriage of justice and legal loopholes that allow criminals to escape punishment, highlighting that they are key to local judicial reform and an effective measurement of crime combat.

Among measures introduced by the prosecutor general were fighting corruption, raising the responsibilities of organisations’ leaders, promulgating the law on State compensation liability, and improving the capacity of prosecutors.

Participants praised Vietnam’s judicial reform particularly in ensuring human rights and citizen’s rights, and boosting the capacity of prosecutors. They said the Japanese side will continue to help Vietnam complete its legal system in contribution to building a state of law. 

Earlier, Prosecutor General Tri had separate meetings with the justice and foreign ministers of Japan. He was scheduled to visit Shizuoka and Kyoto prefectures on October 18 and 19.–VNA