Under the “Legal Reform” Project of the Danish International Development Cooperation Agency (DANIDA).
Number of pages: 139 pages
Authors: Lawyer Nguyen Hung Quang and the Research Team of NHQuang & Associates, Associate Professor, Dr. Hoang Ba Thinh, Master Nguyen Thi Ha, Lawyer Nguyen Hoang Bich Hai.
Year of publication: 2009
Within the scope of judicial sector, promoting Gender equality (GE) is to make direct impacts on policies on human resources of relevant institutions as well as on legislative task and judicial administration task. It is possible that the bias to female still exists in such institutions if the laws are unenforceable.
In Viet Nam, to assist the promotion activities regarding GE of the SPC, Survey report on assurance of gender equality in the court system of Vietnam and in adjudicating activities is given to identify the relation between the development of Vietnamese courts, including two elements namely independence and adjudication quality of the tribunal system, and the ensuring of gender equality, in order to: (i) help the leading authorities of the courts at all levels have practical foundation to give decisions which ensure the reliability and accountability in the performance of the Action Plan on gender equality and the Law on GE; (ii) ensure equality and justice in adjudication activities and law application of courts; (iii) Investigate different impacts of the Strategy on Judicial Reforms on gender equality tasks; and (iv) Formulate specific actions for GE work in the operation of the tribunal system to exercise the Law on Gender Equality.
04 (four) main parts analyzed in the Report include:
Part A: Overview on gender equality in Vietnam
Part B: Gender equality in the court system of Vietnam
Part C: Equal adjudication in terms of gender
Part D: Conclusions and recommendations
The report focuses on analyzing: (i) cultural, conventional and historical factors in Vietnam which may affect the formation of thoughts on “gender” and “GE” of the community in which tribunal sector is a member; efforts of the State in the building of current laws and institutions which impact the awareness on GE; (ii) the awareness, activities to enhance the awareness and to ensure GE, and challenges to female judges and female court staff in particular; (iii) issues on GE in adjudicating activities and expectation of court staff and people for raising awareness on GE and ensuring human rights generally in adjudicating activities. From there, conclusions and recommendations in order to improve the awareness on GE and human rights in Vietnam.
Suggestions to quote: Nguyen Hung Quang – Project “Legal Reform” by the Danish International Development Cooperation Agency (DANIDA), Survey report on assurance of gender equality in the court system of Vietnam and in adjudicating activities, 2009.
Individual members of NHQuang participating in the study with the authors: Phung Quang Cuong, Luong Hai Binh, Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Van Thuy, Pham Thi Nguyen Anh, Nham Thi Thanh Huyen, Pham Thi Thanh Luyen