Nguyen Son Lam

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Currently, authorized representatives of the State agencies, who are defendants in administrative cases, frequently miss the court hearings. As a result, the defendant's absence hinders the Court from taking testimonies and collecting evidence, which has a detrimental effect on the case judgment. The article deals with several issues as follows: the legal provisions  on  collecting evidence by taking testimonies of the defendant; the challenges in obtaining the defendant's testimony due to their absence at Court; the reason for the defendant's absence in the administrative adjudication proceedings; Make recommendations to improve the method of taking the defendant's testimony in the Administrative Proceedings Law.