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World Movement for Democracy : Defending Civil Society

Executive Summary Civil Society is facing serious threats today across the globe. An offensive against the spread of democracy has spread and intensified. This ongoing backlash against democracy has been characterized by a pronounced shift from outright repression of democracy, human rights and civil society activists and groups to more …

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FIDH : The Human Rights Situation in Vietnam

  LISBON, 24 April 2007 (VCHR) – 36th FIDH Congress from 22 to 24 April 2007 in Lisbon – In 2006, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam almost became a State like any other : it entered the World Trade Organization (WTO), was removed from the United States Department of State’s …

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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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Rafto Foundation : 2006 Rafto Prize to Thich Quang Do, Vietnam

The board of the Rafto Foundation has decided to award the 2006 Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize to one of Vietnam’s most prominent defenders of democracy, religious freedom and human rights: Venerable Thich Quang Do. He receives the prize for his personal courage and perseverance through three decades of peaceful …

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Vietnam Committee : 2006 : Grave Violations of Human Rights in Vietnam
Statement to the 1st Session of the UN Human Rights Council Palais des Nations, Geneva, 19-30 June 2006

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights is deeply concerned by the grave violations of human rights in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and by Vietnam’s consistent non-compliance with United Nations human rights mechanisms. Vietnam hopes to become a full member of the international community, yet it refuses to comply with …

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