The implementation of Politburo Resolution 49-NQ/TW on the Judicial Reform Strategy up to 2020 over the last five years has brought many positive results, said President Nguyen Minh Triet. It has helped to strengthen public trust in the leadership of the Party in terms of investigation and prosecution, he added.
The President was speaking at the 24th working session of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee in Ha Noi yesterday.
However, a major shortcoming that has emerged over the last five years was the lack of sufficient training among judiciary officials to meet people's expectations.
Investment in infrastructure and equipment in judicial offices is still insufficient and courts and the people's procuracy lack offices.
Triet said corruption was still a problem. He called on relevant agencies to address the issue.
Regarding the establishment of a Judicial Institute, the President said that aside from the training institute, the courts and procuracy should run more on-the-job training courses for officials.
A representative of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee said awareness among officials of the role of judicial agencies had improved. The number of unjust verdicts had also decreased markedly.
However, the implementation of several tasks in the strategy had yet to take place. — VNS