Justice ministry reviews anti-corruption performance hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Justice held a conference in Hanoi on March 4 to review the 10-year implementation of the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control.

Participants heard that in the period, the ministry detected and handled 22 corruption cases in agencies and organisations under its management, while attaching importance on preventive measures.

The ministry has focused on inspection and settlement of complaints and denouncements over the past decade, defining the detection of corrupt behaviours as the most important stage in prevention efforts.

Many agreed that the recovery of appropriated assets is important in order to enhance the efficiency of anti-corruption efforts. They urged more clear regulations and better coordination between investigative agencies, courts and verdict execution forces in this field.

Bettering institutions, policy and law in the field is vital to fight against corruption, participants said, stressing the need to revise the current Law on Corruption Prevention and Control to cover both State and non-State sectors.

They also suggested promulgating, revising and supplementing regulations of normative legal documents relating to corruption prevention in the direction of increasing the transparency of State agencies’ operations, clarifying the responsibility of managerial officials at different levels and ensuring the protection of whistle-blowers and corruption-related information providers.

The Law on Corruption Prevention and Control was approved at the 8 th sitting of the 11th National Assembly in November 2005. It comprises eight chapters and 92 articles. Revisions and supplements to the 2005 law were made in 2007 and 2012.-VNA