Report by the UN Human Rights Council on Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review: Vietnam Rejects UN Recommendations for Concrete Reforms to Advance Human Rights

GENEVA, 13 May 2009 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights expresses deep disappointment at the report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam issued by the UN Human Rights Council’s UPR Working Group on Tuesday, 12th May 2009. Whilst accepting some general recommendations on the promotion …

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Reuters : Vietnam accused of crackdowns ahead of UN rights probe

    * Exiles and rights activists accuse Vietnam of crackdowns * Report issued as Vietnam in dock at U.N. rights forum * Large demonstration to coincide with rare scrutiny GENEVA, May 8 (Reuters) – Vietnamese exiles backed by a major international human rights group accused Vietnam on Friday of …

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Reuters : Vietnam admits shortcomings at U.N. rights review

    * Exiles and rights activists accuse Vietnam of crackdowns * Vietnam defends record, admits individual shortcomings * Demonstration coincides with rare U.N. scrutiny (Updates with Vietnam presentation to U.N. Human Rights Council) GENEVA, May 8 (Reuters) – Vietnam acknowledged some human rights “wrongdoings” in its appearance before a …

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