Activities in Vietnam
The relationship between the Federal Court and the Supreme Peoples’ Court of Vietnam is well established, with judicial involvement dating back to 1999. The Federal Court entered into a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam in 2009. Under the auspices of the MoU, activities have been implemented to progress the judicial development objectives of the Supreme People’s Court.
Vietnamese Benchbook (Rev)
Between 2011-13 the Court hosted delegations from the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, including a delegation from the Judicial Reform Steering Committee of Vietnam, to share knowledge of Australia’s procedural laws, regulations and judicial role and responsibilities.
Prior to the MoU, also with funding from AusAID the Federal Court assisted with revision and distribution of the nation’s first official judicial Benchbook and delivered workshops focussing on building the capacity of Vietnamese judges in the areas of environmental law, development a system of precent, decision-making, labour law and judgment writing.
Delegates from the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam visit to the Federal Court, October 2011