The Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9 to collect opinions for a draft report reviewing the implementation of a resolution on the judicial reform strategy to 2020 in the southern region.

Speaking at the event, President Truong Tan Sang, who is head of the committee, lauded the opinions of leaders of ministries, sectors and localities participating in the conference, which he said will help the committee complete the report to submit to the Party Politburo in the time to come.

He stressed that after eight years of implementation, the resolution has gained remarkable results. The judicial reform strategy has been put forth actively by Party organisations from the grassroots to central levels.

The awareness of officials, Party members and people of the position and role of judicial offices, rights and activities has been increased significantly, he said.

However, he also noted several shortcomings, including the unsystematic and asynchronous implementation of the strategy.

President Sang said that the implementation of the strategy has an important meaning, aiming to build a clean, strong and democratic judiciary to serve the country and protect people. This is also one of the basic tasks to build a socialist rule-of-law state, he added.-VNA