Chief Justice of Supreme People's Court visits Netherlands
During the visit, Binh and his entourage also learned about some issues in judicial reform in service of amendments to the Law on the Organisation of People’s Courts, and the compilation of a law on justice for juveniles.
They visited Secretary General of The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) Christophe Bernasconi, Deputy Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Martin Doe, and Chairwoman of the Council for Child Protection at the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security Mirjam Zeevaart.
|At the working session between Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court Nguyen Hoa Binh and Deputy Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Martin Doe. (Photo: VNA)
Bernasconi briefed the delegation on the operation of the HCCH that comprises 91 members, including Vietnam.
The two sides exchanged views on issues emerging in the enforcement of international judgements in Vietnam, as well as Vietnam’s judgements in foreign countries.
They also discussed Bernasconi’s proposals regarding some conventions which Vietnam would join such as the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
At the working session with Doe, Binh spoke highly of the operation of the PCA, especially its recent rulings on international disputes, and stressed that the court’s opening of its representative office in Hanoi demonstrates the attention it pays to Asia-Pacific and Vietnam in particular.
The Chief Justice expressed his hope that the PCA office will operate effectively, significantly contributing to addressing disputes in line with international law, for international peace and security.
He called for the court’s consultations for Vietnam in responding to issues relating to territory, economy and trade, and its support in law building and personnel training.
For his part, Doe thanked Vietnam for its long-term support for the PCA, expressed his hope for good cooperation between Vietnam and the court in the time ahead, and pledged to help the Southeast Asian nation in judge training.
At the meeting with the Chairwoman of the Council for Child Protection, Binh stressed the need to build a law on justice for juveniles, given shortcomings in law enforcement in reality.