Forum discusses digital transformation in justice sector

A forum on the theme of digital transformation in the justice sector was held on March 20 by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in collaboration with the United Nations in Vietnam and the EU Delegation in Vietnam.
The forum on digital transformation in Vietnam's justice sector.
The forum on digital transformation in Vietnam's justice sector.

The contents under discussion at the forum included how digital transformation can help enhance the consistency of the legal system, enhance awareness of legitimate rights and improve access to judicial services of vulnerable communities.

Speaking at the event, MOJ Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Tinh said digital transformation is a major policy of Vietnam and the justice sector has identified digital transformation as an important task, to enhance its state management and delivery of public services.

To date, all the administrative procedures belonging to the MOJ have been integrated into the national public service portal, helping to reduce time and costs, for people and enterprises.

However, digital transformation remains new to many government bodies, organisations and people.

Besides positive results, the justice sector’s digital transformation process is facing numerous challenges, such as inadequate IT infrastructure and a shortage of staff for operation, maintenance and security.

Speaking at the forum, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Ramla Khalidi shared that digital transformation can help Vietnam build a modern and professional judicial system that is transparent, accountable and easily accessible to all.