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Last Message from Buddhist Patriarch Thích Quảng Độ on religious freedom, democracy and human rights

PARIS, 11th March 2020 (VCHR-IBIB): In remembrance of the Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, renowned dissident and Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) who died in Saigon last month, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) wish to present this …

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International community mourns the passing of Buddhist Patriarch Thích Quảng Độ, proponent of freedom and human rights in Vietnam

Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, 1928-2020 (Photo IBIB) PARIS, 27 Debruary 2020 (VCHR & IBIB) – The Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, Fifth Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) died on Saturday 22nd February 2020 in Saigon at the age of 93. He suffered from diabetes, …

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Civil society calls on European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement without firm guarantees on human rights

BRUSSELS, 3rd December 2019 (VCHR) – At a Conference on “Human Rights and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)”, hosted by MEP Julie Ward (S&D Group) and organized by Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), civil society organizations urged Euro-MPs not to ratify EVFTA until …

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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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