President Tran Dai Quang (C, Front) and leaders of the Supreme People’s Court (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has urged people’s courts at all levels to stick to the law abiding spirit in order to make fair convictions.

At a working session with leaders of the Supreme People’s Court in Hanoi on August 12, President Tran Dai Quang, who is also head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, stressed that court is a symbol of justice, of the people, for the people and by the people.

It is a must for the all-level people’s courts to speed up the settlement of cases, especially those relating to economic affairs and corruption, he said, highlighting the reclamation of assets from corruption.

More importance should be placed on mobile courts to raise public awareness and prevent crimes and law violations, the leader added.

Apart from improving the quality of court proceedings, the courts should perform outstandingly in their role in reconciliation and dialogues, the President said.

Another important job is to review and ensure the progress and quality of the building of draft laws as well as documents guiding the implementation of laws, he reminded the court officials.

The President listed other jobs for the court system in the time ahead, including revamping its organisation and equipping its staff with both ideology and professional skills.

Underscoring the huge tasks facing the courts to protect justice in the context of national industrialisation and modernisation, and international integration, President Tran Dai Quang affirmed that the Party, the State and people always pay due attention to judicial agencies, including all-level people’s courts, helping them to become more pure, strong and comprehensive.

The Supreme People’s Court reported that from October 2015 to June 2016, the courts at all levels settled nearly 281,000 cases.

Efforts have also been focused on overturning wrongful convictions from many years ago that draw public concern.

The most noteworthy is a case relating to Huynh Van Nen in the central province of Binh Thuan, who had to stay behind bars for 17 years due to a false conviction for the murder of two people in the 1990s, and another concerning Tran Van Them in the northern province of Bac Ninh, who was wrongfully convicted of murder years ago, the court said.-VNA