In the framework of cooperation on law and justice between Vietnam and Ireland, the delegation of Justice Ministry led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh, Director of Legal Aid Department as Head of Delegation to visit and work in Ireland to study and learn models legal aid experience from June 22 to 28.
On June 24, the delegation pay a working visit at Irish Ministry of justice and equality. Mr. Doncha O 'Sullivan, the Director of Criminal Policy Department, Ministry of Justice and Equality with leaders and units in charge of legal aid and juvenile justice has warmly welcomed the Vietnamese delegation.
The delegation visited and worked in juvenile courts, legal aid centers in Dublin, child care center teach to learn about the activities of legal aid for children. In Ireland, children are particularly interested in the subject and priority legal aid, all children under age 18 are support by legal aid. According to statistics, only 15% of children criminal trial, most of the measure applies to reformatories or supervision in the community. To ensure the legitimate rights and interests of children, help children complete personality, reintegration into family and society, there has been very tight coordination between juvenile courts, legal aid agencies, parents of infants and nursing institutions.
All information about the Irish legal aid practices will be needed to Vietnam reference in the research process innovation in legal aid, to ensure effective mobilization of social resources as well as improve the quality and efficiency of legal aid services, to best meet the needs of people.