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Vietnam: Government report for Universal Periodic Review suppresses grave human rights violations

  PARIS, 4 September 2018 (VCHR & FIDH) – The draft report prepared by the Vietnamese government for the country’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) suppresses grave human rights violations and deliberately misinforms the international community, FIDH and its member organization Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) said today. The …

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Conference on “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights: Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhism under threat” (Washington D.C. 11th July 2018)

    WASHINGTON D.C. 12 July 2018 – VCHR – Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) organized a Conference on “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights: Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhism under threat” on July 11, 2018. The Conference was hosted by …

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New #FoRBDefender Movement Calls on People of all Faiths and None to Declare: “Believe it or not, it’s my Right!”

  BRUSSELS, 26 June 2018 – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), member of the European Platform against Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID) today joins EPRID to launch their new #FoRBDefender movement on freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, calling on people everywhere to unite under the slogan, “Believe …

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom urges the US to designate Vietnam as “Country of Particular Concern” for egregious violations of freedom of religion or belief

    PARIS, 25.4.2018 (VCHR) –The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the 2018 Annual Report issued by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Wednesday, and its recommendation that Vietnam be designated as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC). Under the 1998 US International Religious Freedom …

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US Congressman Alan Lowenthal and USCIRF Vice Chairwoman Kristina Arriaga adopt detained Buddhist Patriarch Thích Quảng Độ as a Prisoner of Conscience

  PARIS, 12 April 2018 (VCHR) – US Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Kristina Arriaga, Vice Chairwoman of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced that they have officially adopted the Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) as a prisoner of …

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