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Oral Statement by Vo Van Ai, President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) before the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee (Palais Wilson, Geneva, 11March 2019)

Mr. President, Distinguished Experts, Thank you for giving the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights the opportunity to testify today. Exactly 17 years ago, I was here in this same room, at the review of Vietnam’s second periodic report on the ICCPR. I raised my serious human rights concerns in an …

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Speech by Elliott Abrams, Conference on Religious Freedom in Vietnam: Its Importance for Regional and Global Security (12 September 2016)

Religious Freedom in Vietnam Hudson Institute, Center for Religious Freedom September 12, 2016   Why is religious freedom important, in Vietnam or anywhere else? The usual answer is that freedom of conscience and religion, or freedom of thought, is the foundation for all other freedoms—freedom of speech or assembly, for …

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Opening Remarks by Võ Văn Ái, Conference on Religious Freedom in Vietnam: Its Importance for Regional and Global Security (12 September 2016)

Opening Remarks Hudson Institute, Center for Religious Freedom September 12, 2016   Distinguished Guests, Dear Friends, and for my Compatriots may I say Kính bạch Chư Tôn đức, kính chào Quý đồng bào, đồng hương I am very happy to welcome you to this extraordinary Conference today. For me, it …

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WorldWatch Monitor : Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ – Vietnam’s relationship with West gives hope for religious freedom

  Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ Published: April 28, 2016 by Vishal Arora – Last year, Reg Reimer, a professor at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, gave a thorough overview of the proposed law, saying “it is almost inevitable the new law will disappoint proponent of universal human …

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Arbitrary Detention In the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Testimony by Vo Van Ai, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on "Vietnam: Continuing Abuses of Human Rights and Religious Freedom", Washington D.C., 15 May 2012

Que Me:Action for Democracy in Vietnam : Arbitrary Detention of Pro-Democracy and Religious Activists in Vietnam, Testimony by Vo Van Ai to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

ARBITRARY DETENTION OF PRO-DEMOCRACY AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVISTS IN VIETNAM Testimony by VO VAN AI President, Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam & Vietnam Committee on Human Rights   Honorable Chairman, Distinguished Members of Congress, Thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify at this important hearing and express …

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