EU Ombudsman considers Commission’s refusal to conduct a human rights impact assessment in the context of trade agreements as case of maladministration

PARIS-BRUSSELS, 14 April 2015 – In her draft recommendation adopted on March 26, 2015, the EU Ombudsman found that “the Commission’s failure to carry out a specific human rights impact assessment in relation to Vietnam, constitutes maladministration.” She recommended that “the Commission should now carry out such an assessment without …

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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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