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Vietnam seeks stronger judicial partnership with US

A delegation from the Supreme People’s Court led by Chief Judge Nguyen Hoa Binh visited the US from August 28 to September 6 to seek stronger judicial cooperation between the two countries.

At a working session at the US Federal Judicial Centre as part of the visit, the Vietnamese side asked for support from US partner in general and the centre in particular for Vietnam in completing its legal system, especially in procedural law, the development of case law, and settlement of intellectual property disputes.

The two sides agreed on a number of cooperation contents in various areas, including the organization and operation of judicial agencies, approaches to judicial administrative activities, the management of data, statistics and analysis as well as personnel training.

The two sides will also foster ties in using research of each other to serve court operation, as well as in major legal and procedural areas and other professional issues in judicial sector.

To realize the agreements, the two sides will increase visits to each other, hold joint conference, and work together in researching and compiling academic documents.

At a meeting with US Chief Justice John G. Roberts, the delegation thanked the US Department of State and US courts for their support and experience sharing, helping enhancing the efficiency of Vietnam’s court activities.

During their stay, the delegation also visited the Supreme Courts of Texas and Georgia states, the Travis county Family Drug Treatment Court, Texas Court Criminal of Appeals, and Atlanta Judicial Complex, to learn from the US side’s experience in operating the litigation system, the models of family court and drug court, and experience in judicial training.

They also held meetings with the US Department of State, the Family Judicial Centre, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.-VNA/VNP