On April 18, 2023, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), together with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held a “Review Workshop on the establishment and operation of Family and Juvenile Court”. The Workshop was organized in Nha Trang City with the participation of representatives of many relevant agencies and ministries, typically Dr. Associate Prof. Nguyen Hoa Binh, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Party, Chief Justice, SPC, representatives of the EU and UNICEF Viet Nam, representatives of the Legal and Research Management Department (SPC), the People’s Courts of some provinces and centrally-run cities (Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Thap, Khanh Hoa), the Family and Juvenile Court (F&JC) of Ha Noi and experts in juvenile justice, etc. With the objective of strengthening the effectiveness of the F&JCs’ operation in Viet Nam, the workshop obtained many practical analyses and assessments in establishing and operating F&JCs. Also, domestic and international good practices and initiatives to reform the F&JC system were also recognized.
As an independent expert of UNICEF, Mr. Nguyen Hung Quang gave a brief presentation on “Research on Formative Evaluation of Family and Juvenile Courts in Viet Nam”. In particular, the presentation focuses on the evaluation results related to establishing and operating F&JCs in Viet Nam. Also, Mr. Quang shared recommendations and a roadmap for the national roll-out and strengthened operation of F&JCs.