President Nguyen Minh Triet asked the judiciary to improve the quality of its work practically and ethically at a meeting here yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting on the shake up of the judiciary this year, the President called for reforms to be speeded up and for international co-operation to be boosted.
Triet praised the judicial sector for the achievements it had made on improving its performance and international co-operation last year.
He added that an efficient judiciary was essential for maintaining political security and social order.
Triet went on to say that the courts needed to strengthen their self-supervision.
He called on the sector to ensure the law was strictly obeyed to minimise the number of wrongful verdicts.
During the meeting, judicial representatives acknowledged the sector's shortcomings and said it would strive to improve its role this year.
They said the judiciary would also deal with the backlog of cases that had built up and increase the quality of the courts' judgements.
Last year, the judiciary settled 91.4 per cent of the cases it had been assigned.
On the subject of personnel, the people's courts recruited more than 900 staff. In addition, 1,053 judges were re-accredited.
The judicial meeting wraps up today. — VNS