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From bad to worse: Reform of Vietnam’s Constitution threatens international standards of human rights

PARIS, 25 November 2013 (VCHR) – Vietnam’s first act after obtaining a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council this month may be to adopt a new Constitution which undermines internationally-recognized human rights. The National Assembly is currently considering revisions to its 1992 Constitution (amended in December 2001) and …

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Freedom of Expression Online threatened by new Internet Decree in Vietnam

PARIS, 23 July 2013 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is gravely concerned by the adoption of the “Decree on Management, Provision, Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online” (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) which imposes new restrictions on freedom of expression online. The Decree, adopted on 15 …

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