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8th Meeting of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices

Posted on : 16 Nov 2020



The Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam successfully hosted the 8th Meeting of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (“CACJ”) on 5 November 2020 in Hanoi. This was an historic meeting as this was the first ever CACJ Meeting conducted virtually. The Council was originally scheduled to meet in Hanoi in September but was rescheduled and held online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

At the meeting, the Hon. Nguyen Hoa Binh, President of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, was elected as Chair of the CACJ. The Council discussed at length the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the ASEAN Judiciaries and identified possible solutions to cope with the effects of the pandemic while ensuring the continued administration of justice. The Council agreed to strengthen regional judicial cooperation by sharing and showcasing in the ASEAN Judiciaries Portal the responses of the ASEAN Judiciaries to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council also deliberated and agreed on the work agenda and events for the forthcoming year. This included judicial training, court excellence, development of regional legal frameworks, and strengthening engagements with regional partners. 

 

The Opening Remarks by the Hon. Nguyen Hoa Binh, President of the Supreme People's Court of Vietnam, made on 5 November 2020, may be accessed here: Opening Remarks

 

The Closing Remarks by the Hon. Nguyen Hoa Binh, President of the Supreme People's Court of Vietnam, made on 5 November 2020, may be accessed here: Closing Remarks 

 

The Hanoi Declaration that was signed by the Chief Justices and Heads of Delegations at the close of the 8th CACJ Meeting may be accessed here: Hanoi Declaration