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Prominent International Organizations issue Mission Report on Human Rights Defenders in Vietnam

  PARIS, 23 April 2007 (VCHR) – As high-level American and Vietnamese officials prepare to meet in Washington D.C. for the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue tomorrow (24 April 2007), the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and the Geneva-based World Organization against Torture (OMCT), released a groundbreaking report today …

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Vietnam’s Boom Found Backfiring on Women

A month after a booming Vietnam joined the WTO, a U.N. committee flags violations of women’s rights, especially in rural areas. Democracy activists plan to broadcast the findings in underground media and lobby Vietnam’s trade partners. (WOMENSENEWS)–Vietnam, which joined the World Trade Organization in January and boasts a booming economy, …

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Vietnam denies Rafto Foundation Chairman permission to visit Vietnam

Mr. Arne Liljedahl Lynngård, Chairman of the Rafto Foundation in Bergen, Norway, has informed the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights that the Vietnamese authorities have refused his request for a visa to visit Vietnam. On February 7, 2007, he received a letter from the Vietnamese Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, …

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Before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women : Vietnam Committee denounces persisting gender discrimination and violations of women’s rights in Vietnam

NEW YORK, 15 January 2007 – Speaking before a panel of experts at the 37th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), at the United Nations in New York today, Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and Vice-President of …

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APEC meeting in Hanoi, 12-19 November 2006 : Just Free Trade, no Free Speech : Hanoi dissidents are “off-limits” to foreigners during APEC meeting

PARIS, 15 November 2006 – As thousands of participants meet to discuss free trade and open markets at the APEC meeting in Hanoi, Security Police have received strict orders to prevent any free discussion between dissidents and foreign diplomats or media visiting the Vietnamese capital. Over the past week, Security …

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