Implementing the Resolution no. 49-NQ/TW of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Communist Party of Vietnam on judicial reform, the Supreme People’s Court has recently laid out a series of solutions and achieved some accomplishment. Noticeably, the Council of Judges has promulgated the Resolution [no. 03/2015/NQ-HDTP] in which it formally authorizes the application of jurisprudence in the Vietnamese judicial system.
Jurisprudence is perceived as legal analysis and decision in a particular judgment which will be subsequently applied in other cases to ensure that cases with identical merits will reach identical outcomes. This has been expected to remarkably contribute to the judicial reform.
Applying jurisprudence will be of great help where statutory law is ambiguous. The significance of jurisprudence is that legal analysis and decision in a particular case will be applied to resolve other cases, ensuring that cases with identical merits will reach identical outcomes.
Earlier this month, the first six judgments have been selected by the Council of Judges to become jurisprudence. This is expected to partly reduce injustice as well as to enhance judicial capacity of the Vietnamese courts.
(Authored by Vietnam Television (VTV) / Translated by Dang Hoang Nhan / Original source: http://vtv.vn/chinh-tri/an-le-thanh-tuu-trong-cai-cach-tu-phap-20160408180504493.htm)