President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting.

It was the second working session in the past more than three months between the President and central judicial agencies on the settlement of capital punishment dossiers and clemency for the death penalty under the authority of the President in accordance with the Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Code.

Phuc asked the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the Ministry of Public Security and Presidential Office to continue working closely together to carry out the plan. He also required the agencies to closely follow the President’s conclusion at the early June meeting on the processing and submission of  applications for clemency to the President for consideration, thus ensuring the strictness of law while demonstrating the humanitarian tradition of the nation.

The Presidential Office was assigned to amend the mechanism for coordination with the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuracy regarding the process and procedures of submitting applications for penalty clemency to the President to ensure transparency, correctness, objectiveness and close supervision.

Source: VNA