Over 6,700 out of more than 8,500 cases sent to the first instance courts and regional, provincial, and Vientiane Capital, and regional military courts, have been judged over the past twelve months.
The information was disclosed by the President of the People’s Supreme Court, Mr Khamphanh Sitthidampha, at the NA’s ongoing session in Vientiane on April 28.
He explained that the total cases sent to the first instance courts nationwide included 6,865 new cases and 1,687 pending cases.
Mr Khamphanh noted that among the 6,731 cases considered and decided, 5,732 cases, or 85.16 percent of the total amount, were satisfactory to litigants, while 999 decided cases were found to be unacceptable.
Some 1,387 cases, including those pending, have been referred to appeal courts, and 1,001 of these have been decided. Only 574 of the latter, or 57.35 percent of the total were acceptable to parties of lawsuits.
Mr Khamphanh said that 2016 witnessed better performance by the first instance and appeal courts in case consideration and judgment as compared to 2015.
Source: Lao News Agency