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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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Joint NGO letter calls for release of Nguyen Bac Truyen

RE: Civil society organisations call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Nguyễn Bắc Truyển Dear High Representative/Vice President Mogherini,CC: Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, First-Vice President Frans Timmermans We are writing to express our deep concern about the arrest and sentencing of legal expert and human rights defender Nguyễn …

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Alternative Report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the Third Periodic Report of Vietnam on Implementation of the ICCPR (2019)

See:– VCHR denounces gross Violations of Civil and Political Rights in Vietnam before top UN Human Rights body (11 March 2019) (French, Vietnamese)– 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, 11 March …

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Open Letter: EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement contravenes the EU’s human rights obligations

  Brussels, 7 November 2018   Dear Ms. Malmström, FIDH and VCHR wish to express their concern over the draft EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement that was made public in late September 2018, which, to our view, fails to provide sufficient human rights safeguards, and as a consequence, puts the EU …

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