Lawmakers discuss amended law on judicial assessments hinh anh 1The eighth sitting of the 14th National Assembly is underway in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Lawmakers are scheduled to deliberate amendments to the law on judicial assessments during the ongoing eighth sitting of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on the morning of November 25.

They will discuss proposed revisions to 22 existing articles and look into three new articles which cover various aspects of judicial assessments. These include the legal basis of assessment requests, how to request judicial assessments and assign tasks to carry out assessments in cases concerning multiple agencies or sectors, the responsibilities of people involved in the sector, the authority to request and perform judicial assessments and how long they should take, and penalties for violations.

At a group discussion earlier, legislators agreed with the government’s proposal on the necessity of amending the 2012 law to improve the effectiveness of judicial assessments in line with the Politburo’s Resolution No.49-NQ/TW on the Judicial Reform Strategy to 2020.

The legislators also plan to look into the list of candidates nominated as new members of the NA’s Standing Committee.

In the afternoon, they will vote on amendments to the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Supporting Tools, the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, the Law on Cadres and Civil Servants and the Law on Public Employees.

They will later elect new members of the NA’s Standing Committee and the Chairperson of the NA’s Committee for Legal Affairs./.