The meeting is an annual event hosted alternately by supreme courts of ASEAN members to review the implementation of tasks in the past year and discuss plans for the upcoming time.

Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh speaks at the meeting.

As President of the CACJ for the 2020-2021 tenure, Binh chaired the opening ceremony and a session adopting the minutes of the previous meeting of the council and electing its new head.

He underscored that since the CACJ was established in 2013, the council has affirmed itself as a significant political institute of ASEAN and greatly contributed to the development of the region at large and each member nation in particular, especially in protecting people’s interests for justice.

Member countries have stayed united and supported each other in fulfilling the goals of the CACJ, he added.

Binh handed over the CACJ presidency to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia Muhammad Syarifuddin, after the latter was elected as President of the CACJ for the 2021-2022 tenure.

At the meeting, delegates discussed methods to realise ideas and initiatives put forth at the previous events, along with the regional situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, difficulties and challenges facing the CACJ and member countries’ supreme courts in particular, and solutions to remove these difficulties and challenges.

Source: VNA