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Statement by Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme (AEDH) & Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) before 42nd session of UN Human Rights Council (18/9/2019)

Mrs. Vice-President, AEDH and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights express their grave concern about systematic violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief in Vietnam. Freedom of religion or belief is a universal right, enshrined in Article 18 of the ICCPR. Vietnam has been a state party …

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Oral Statement by Vo Van Ai, President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) before the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee (Palais Wilson, Geneva, 11March 2019)

Mr. President, Distinguished Experts, Thank you for giving the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights the opportunity to testify today. Exactly 17 years ago, I was here in this same room, at the review of Vietnam’s second periodic report on the ICCPR. I raised my serious human rights concerns in an …

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Speech by Elliott Abrams, Conference on Religious Freedom in Vietnam: Its Importance for Regional and Global Security (12 September 2016)

Religious Freedom in Vietnam Hudson Institute, Center for Religious Freedom September 12, 2016   Why is religious freedom important, in Vietnam or anywhere else? The usual answer is that freedom of conscience and religion, or freedom of thought, is the foundation for all other freedoms—freedom of speech or assembly, for …

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Opening Remarks by Võ Văn Ái, Conference on Religious Freedom in Vietnam: Its Importance for Regional and Global Security (12 September 2016)

Opening Remarks Hudson Institute, Center for Religious Freedom September 12, 2016   Distinguished Guests, Dear Friends, and for my Compatriots may I say Kính bạch Chư Tôn đức, kính chào Quý đồng bào, đồng hương I am very happy to welcome you to this extraordinary Conference today. For me, it …

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WorldWatch Monitor : Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ – Vietnam’s relationship with West gives hope for religious freedom

  Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ Published: April 28, 2016 by Vishal Arora – Last year, Reg Reimer, a professor at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, gave a thorough overview of the proposed law, saying “it is almost inevitable the new law will disappoint proponent of universal human …

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