Vietnam attends Asia-Pacific chief judges’ conference in Japan

Thursday, 2017-09-21 17:51:48
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NDO/VNA – Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh attended the 17th Conference of the Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific held in Tokyo, Japan, from September 19-21.

The biennial event, which was first held in Malaysia in 1985, acts as an important forum for chief judges, judges, and judicial officials in the region to meet and share their experience in order to improve the efficiency of court operations.

With the theme of strengthening the role of courts in boosting and improving jurisdiction principles, this year’s conference attracted the participation of 34 delegations from countries within the region.

Six working sessions were held to discuss the measures needed to improve court functions and operations and to ensure the quality of human resources, increase public trust in the court system, whilst examining the efficiency of court operations along with the role of court in dealing with family-related conflicts.

In the second session, on increasing public trust in the court system, Vietnam’s Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh gave the participants an insight into the relations between courts and media agencies, as well as the agencies’ dissemination work concerning the operations of the courts.

Delegates showed an interest in Vietnam’s experience in making the verdicts and decisions of the courts available online in order to increase the publicity and transparency of the courts, ensuring people’s right to access information and strengthening public supervision over the court’s trial activities.

The three-day conference also offered a chance for the chief judges and judges to discuss cooperation possibilities in order to increase the efficiency of their courts’ operation.