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Cambodia/Laos/Thailand/Vietnam: Address enforced disappearances, deliver justice for the victims and their families

BANGKOK, PARIS, PHNOM PENH, 30 August 2020 (FIDH, VCHR, ADHOC, LICADHO, iLaw, LMHR, Manushya Foundation, TLHR, UCL):  On the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, our organizations call on the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to adequately investigate all cases of enforced disappearances …

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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 February 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 urges European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement without firm guarantees on human rights – Phạm Chí Dũng arrested in Vietnam

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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Penelope Faulkner

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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