Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh (L) and President of the Curia Peter Darak (R) (Source: VNA)
 
Prague (VNA) – The Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam and Supreme Court of Hungary (Curia) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation for 2018-2022 in Budapest on March 26.

The signing ceremony took place following talks between Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh and President of the Curia Peter Darak.

Under the MoU, both sides will conduct technical cooperation programmes in judicial affairs to improve their court systems and litigation procedures, contributing to raising mutual understanding about law, legal culture, common international standards, capacity enhancement and dealing with emerging issues.

Technical support among judges, administrative and court staff will be prioritised.

During their talks, Binh informed his host about Vietnam’s renewal process, legal system and the apparatus of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam.

Darak, for his part, lauded the mutually-beneficial ties between the two supreme people’s courts since 2012, noting that their relationship is grounded in the traditional friendship between the two nations.

The host shared experience in adopting IT into court hearings, personnel training, information and communications work.

Underscoring the significance of the MoU, Binh said the document is the result of practical discussions about several issues, such as building e-courts and a set of criteria on the moral virtues of chief judges.

The same day, Binh met with permanent Vice Chief Judge of the Court of Budapest Gyula Toth.

Toth informed the Vietnamese guest about the structure and activities of the Court of Budapest.

The Court of Budapest is the largest provincial-level court in Hungary and Europe with 2,700 staff and more than 700 judges. Each year, it brings to court 500 criminal cases and hears first-instance and second-instance trials for more than 10,000 and 4,000 civil cases, respectively.-VNA