Partnership forum discusses digital transformation in justice sector

March 21, 2023
UNDP Viet Nam

As published in Viet Nam Plus on 20 March 2023

Deputy Minister of Justice Nguyen Thanh Tinh, European Union Ambassador to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti, and UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Ramla Khalidi jointly held the 2023 Legal Partnership Forum on Digital Transformation in the Justice Sector in Hanoi on March 20.

Addressing the event, Tinh said that digital transformation is a major policy of the Vietnamese Party and State in recent years. In that context, the Ministry of Justice identifies it as an important task that contributes to improving the validity and efficiency of its State management as well as the quality of public services.

The ministry has issued digital transformation programmes and set out goals to implement the Government's relevant policies. To date, all administrative procedures under the management of the ministry have been connected to the National Public Service Portal. This helps to create favourable conditions for people and enterprises and improves the management and administration capacity of all-level authorities, thus contributing to promoting economic growth and increasing national competitiveness, he said.

Ramla Khalidi stated that digital transformation can contribute to achieving the objectives of building a modern and professional justice system that is transparent, accountable, and accessible to everyone.

When being well conceived and designed, electronic justice initiatives can effectively expand access to justice for vulnerable individuals and communities.

Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti stressed access to justice needs to keep pace with social developments, including digital transformation. And coordinated efforts are needed to fully benefit from digital technologies in judicial proceedings, including cross-border judicial cooperation./.