On December 15, 2021, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, together with the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defense, and the Ministry of Justice promulgated Inter-Circular 05/2021/TTLT-TANDTC-VKSNDTC-BCA-BQP-BTP providing details and guidelines for the implementation of online court hearing organization. This Circular takes effect from February 1, 2022 with some typical contents as follows:
(i) Guiding cases eligible for holding online court hearings;
(ii) Detailing some requirements when organizing an online court hearing;
(iii) Stipulating the order and procedures of an online court hearing;
(iv) Handling of situations occurring at an online court hearing.