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Human Rights and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement – Remarks by Penelope Faulkner, Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights

3rd December 2019, European Parliament, Brussels, Room A5G315 May I extend warm thanks to MEP Julie Ward for hosting this meeting, and to all those attending. I would like first to apologise for Vo Van Ai, President of VCHR, who is unable to speak here today due to ill health. …

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FIDH condemns Vietnam’s escalating repression of civil society and lack of environmental justice at its 40th Congress in Taipei

TAIPEI (TAIWAN), 25 October 2019 (VCHR) – More than 400 human rights leaders, academics and civil society representatives from all over the world gathered in Taipei (Taiwan) for the 40th Congress of the FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights) from 21 to 25 October 2019 on the theme of “Reclaiming …

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At UN Human Rights Council: VCHR denounces religious freedom violations and suppression of civil society in Vietnam

GENEVA, 18 September 2019 (VCHR) – At the UN Human Rights Council’s 42nd session in Geneva today, Acting Together for Human Rights (AEDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) denounced Vietnam’s serious violations of human rights and freedom or religion or belief (FoRB), and the Hanoi government’s systematic …

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President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (centre) with participants of the TIRFF

VCHR highlights serious violations of freedom of religion or belief in Vietnam at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum (TIRFF)

PARIS, 8 June 2019 (VCHR) – Mr. Võ Trần Nhật, Executive Secretary of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) described the alarming situation of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in Vietnam at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum (TIRFF) held in the city of Hsinchu, near Taipei, from …

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Joint NGO letter calls for release of Nguyen Bac Truyen

RE: Civil society organisations call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Nguyễn Bắc Truyển Dear High Representative/Vice President Mogherini,CC: Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, First-Vice President Frans Timmermans We are writing to express our deep concern about the arrest and sentencing of legal expert and human rights defender Nguyễn …

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