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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 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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Vietnam Committee urges U.N. members to raise urgent human rights concerns at the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review on Vietnam

GENEVA, 8 May 2009 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Socialist Republic of Vietnam will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council for its first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) today. The review, which is based on information from three reports – Vietnam’s country report, a compilation of information from UN …

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The Wall Street Journal Asia : Hanoi’s Wrongs On Human Rights
Free countries must hold Hanoi to account at the U.N. this week

    Vietnam’s human-rights record will come under scrutiny tomorrow at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Hanoi is hoping the council, which includes Cuba and Saudi Arabia, will rub clean its murky record on human rights. Freedom-loving countries shouldn’t let this happen. Vietnam’s report to the Human Rights Council …

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