Judicial agencies should speed up the implementation of the Politburo’s Resolution No. 49 to make breakthroughs in judicial reforms, corresponding to the cause of national construction and defence.

State President Truong Tan Sang made the instruction at a working session with the Supreme People’s Court in Hanoi on August 30, as Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform.

The State leader spoke highly of judicial reform results with unjust sentences decreasing and professional shortcomings being avoided.

The staff quality and infrastructure of courts had been continuously improved while summarising judging and law-building experience saw higher efficiency, making important contributions to completing legal documents, he said.

The implementation of judicial reform tasks had been intensified, especially increasing competence for district-level courts and enhancing argument and interrogation procedures at hearings and the apparatus of courts at all levels, he added.

However, the court sector should build an all-term judicial reform programme with specific objectives and tasks, President Sang noted.

He also urged an improvement in the morality and professional knowledge of judges and court officials, meeting increasing requirements of the judicial work.

Speaking at the working session, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh said although the country’s political security and social order and safety continue to be maintained, criminality had seen sophisticated developments while civil disputes relating to trade, marriage and family and labour as well as administrative complaints were tending to increase.

Despite difficulties, the court sector had made every effort to fulfil all set targets and tasks in judgment, he said./.