The National Assembly Standing Committee on April 21 scrutinised a Government proposal on revisions and amendments to the Law on Enforcement of Civil Judgements.

According to the proposal, the revision of the law is prompted by the shortcomings in the enforcement of civil judgements. The number of enforced verdicts, while showing an increase from the period before the law was put in place, remained short of target. A total of 239,144 judgements issued in 2013 were not implemented within their due date, it said, citing reasons such as some unfeasible stipulations in the law and unclear contents of some court decisions.

The Government proposed adding 11 new articles, making amendments to 65 articles and abolishing 4 articles of the current 183-article civil judgement enforcement law.

Most opinions of the committee’s members agreed with the need to revise the law, stressing that attention should be paid to issues of great concern, including the verification of assets and conditions of judgement debtors in order to execute the verdict and the coercive enforcement of judgements.

The law makers also noted that any revisions and amendments should be in line with related laws including the Penal Code, the Civil Code, the Criminal Procedure Code, the Civil Procedure Code and the laws on the organisation of people’s courts and people’s procuracies.-VNA