Vietnam: Conviction of three human rights defenders upheld

BANGKOK-PARIS-GENEVA, December 12, 2014: The conviction of three human rights defenders on trumped-up charges is the latest act of the government’s relentless repression of independent voices, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint program of FIDH and OMCT) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) …

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Land Rights defenders: the forgotten victims of unbridled development
Publication of the 2014 Annual Report of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Paris-Geneva, December 2, 2014 – Land rights defenders are increasingly the target of repressive measures, says the Observatory in a new report published today in The Philippines, Mexico, and South Africa, and which will be presented tomorrow in Geneva at the United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights. …

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Vietnam: Progress urged towards abolishing the death penalty

PARIS, 10 October 2014 (FIDH & Vietnam Committee on Human Rights) – Vietnam must put an end to executions and undertake incremental and time-bound reforms towards abolishing the death penalty, FIDH and its member organization VCHR said today to mark the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty. “Despite Vietnam’s …

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