Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Country Director in Viet Nam. Human Rights Watch in January released its World Report 2019 which says Vietnam’s human rights record worsened in 2018 as it continued to violate fundamental civil and political rights such as freedom of expression, freedom of press and access to information, freedom of association and assembly, and freedom of religion. Distorted accusation about Vietnam’s human rights record HRW’s World Report 2019 does not serve human rights development in Vietnam. World organizations, including the United Nations, have acknowledged human rights progress in Vietnam. The UNDP reported in October, 2018 that “Vietnam has been making good progress in human development and multidimensional poverty reduction but challenges remain in reducing disparities at sub-national levels, and among population groups, in closing gender gaps, as well as addressing environmental problems related to carbon dioxide emission and … [Read more...] about HRW distorts human rights in Vietnam
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HRW, Al Jazeera must have objective view on human rights in Vietnam (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Al Jazeera TV channel have provided inaccurate information with a lack of objectivity and goodwill about the human rights situation in Vietnam, especially freedom of speech and freedom of internet. A report released by the HRW on June 19 and a report aired on the Al Jazeera TV channel on June 24 said that “Vietnamese bloggers and democracy activists are threatened and beaten”. The HRW also listed “36 different assaults from January 2015 to April 2017”. In fact, the reports were based on fabricated and groundless information because the international community has recognised Vietnam’s achievements in ensuring and promoting human rights, including freedom of speech and freedom of … [Read more...] about HRW, Al Jazeera must have objective view on human rights in Vietnam
Vietnam has been doing its utmost to ensure the full enjoyment of human rights and freedoms for its population, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Cuong affirmed when addressing the high level segment of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on March 3. Following is the full text of his Statement. “Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, on behalf of the Vietnamese Delegation, I wish to congratulate H.E. Ambassador Joachim Rucker on your position as the President of the Human Rights Council. I am convinced that Mr. President and the Bureau will ensure the success of the High Level Segment of the 28 th Session and the work of the Human Rights Council throughout 2015, contributing to the credibility of the Human Rights Council as the most important body in dealing with human rights at global level. Mr. President, Vietnam highly values the role of the Human Rights Council and believes that the Human Rights Council, after almost 10 … [Read more...] about Vietnam works to ensure people’s enjoyment of human rights
(VOVworld) - Vietnam is running for the UN Human Rights Council for the next five years’ terms. Meanwhile, a number of human rights organizations have said that Vietnam doesn’t deserve to be a member of the UN agency because of its own violations. The statement is unjustified, ignores Vietnam’s achievements in human rights, and diminishes Vietnam’s international prestige. VOV comments on Vietnam’sundeniable achievementsin this field. The arguments made are that the Vietnamese government has suppressed and threatened those who have defended human rights in Vietnam. More particularly, they have mentioned a number of bloggers who were imprisoned for breaking Vietnamese law. They say that the Vietnamese government hasn’t respected human rights and they need to raise their voice so the whole world will know that Vietnam has refused to honor its commitments on human rights. They say Vietnam needs to release political and religious prisoners before it … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s achievements in human rights are undeniable.
(VOVworld) – The 17th session of the Vietnam - US Human Rights Dialogue opens in Hanoi on Friday. The dialogue has been organized by the two countries for many years, aiming to improve understanding on human rights and boost Vietnam – US relations. Unfortunately, prior to the Dialogue, the US House of Representatives held a hearing to consult independent observers on human rights in Vietnam. The independent observers turned out to be organizations and individuals who want to take advantage of “human rights” to sabotage Vietnam. If the hearing organized by the House of Representatives on April 11 in Washington truly aimed to consult the opinions of independent observers on human rights in Vietnam, the participants should have been knowledgeable and responsible human rights activists, organizations, and individuals who represent impartiality, objectivity, and independence. But at the hearing were people with a record of opposing and distorting human rights … [Read more...] about Honesty and equality are needed in Human Rights Dialogue