Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is a non-governmental organization founded in Paris in 1975 to promote and defend civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights in Vietnam. Its actions cover a wide range of issues such as freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief, the rights of women, minorities, children, worker rights etc.
Working closely with civil society in Vietnam, VCHR monitors human rights abuses, informs international opinion through its reports and press alerts, and mobilizes international support for human rights progress and the release of prisoners of conscience in Vietnam.
VCHR speaks regularly at the United Nations, the European Parliament and the US Congress, and works with international institutions, democratic governments and civil society to urge Vietnam to build a society truly grounded on the rule of law and bring its legislation into line with international standards.
In Vietnam, VCHR brings direct assistance to victims of human rights abuses. It also seeks to promote a culture of democracy and human rights by publishing reports, articles, or key international and domestic legal texts in Vietnamese, thus providing a source of news and comment on human rights and religious freedom currently unavailable in the state-controlled media.
VCHR is a member of the FIDH since 1989. Founded in 1992, FIDH is an international human rights NGO with 184 members worldwide. It has consultative status at the United Nations. VCHR is also member of the European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID) since the platform’s creation in 2006.
VCHR President Võ Văn Ái is also Director of the International Buddhist Information Bureau in Paris (IBIB) and human rights spokesman of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), one of the leading civil society voices for religious freedom and human rights in Vietnam.
Vietnam Committee on Human Rights
President : Võ Văn Ái
Vice-President : Penelope Faulkner
Executive Secretary : Võ Trần Nhật
94472 Boissy Saint-Léger cedex, France
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 98 30 85