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A Short Summary about

the Vietnam Human Rights Network




By the 1990s, human rights violations in Vietnam continued unchecked, and it became apparent that a unified front of human rights activists was indispensable. In November 1997, an international consortium of Vietnamese human rights activists assembled in Santa Ana, California for the establishment of a coalition with the following goals:

- To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of human rights activities worldwide.

- To increase the general public’s awareness of human rights violations in Vietnam.

- To recruit nations, media outlets, and sister organizations to promote the improvement of human rights throughout the world.



To promote human rights, civil liberties and all other basic freedoms entitled to all Vietnamese citizens set forth by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent international human rights instruments.



Over the last twenty years, VNHRN has introduced and carried out a number of activities to address the following challenges:

Information and Education

ü     Publishing a newsletter on human rights.

ü     Establishing an Internet website to rapidly disseminate human rights news

ü     Translating and publishing the International Human Rights Code, documents, and writings on human rights for dissemination both inside Vietnam and in the Diaspora.

ü      Organizing human rights seminars and conferences in Montreal (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Munich (Germany), Paris (France), and several cities in the US.

ü       Publishing Annual Human Rights Reports (since 2009).


Seeking International Support

ü      Cooperating with several international and national human rights organizations.

ü     Participating in the Vietnam Human Rights Day (May 11 every year) held annually at the U.S. Senate since 1998.

ü    Meeting with both executive and legislative leaders of a number of countries  to  seek support for human rights in Vietnam, such as the meeting held with U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the White House (on May 29, 2007), or with Honorable Geoffrey Harris, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the European Union (on May 06,  2008)…

ü     Participating in several international conferences on human rights, such as the 2000 United Nations Millennium Forum in New York, the 2003 International Conference for Human Rights in Holland, the First World Forum for Democratization in Asia (Taipei, Taiwan, 2005), the Third International Conference on Human Rights Education in Kraków, Poland, 2012…


Providing Support to Activists inside Vietnam

ü   Establishing and annually presenting Vietnam Human Rights Award to outstanding human rights activists in VN (since 2002).

ü   In cooperation with l’Association France-Vietnam d’Entraide and Reporters Without Borders, bestowing Street Reporter Award to social media activists in VN since 2013.

ü     Providing financial and medical assistance to the activists in difficulty.



The Tiananmen  Spirit Award 2017 of The Visual Artists Guild.



All organizations and individuals are welcome to join VNHRN in our struggle for human rights in Vietnam. VNHRN is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit  organization under Section 502(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore  donations  are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please send checks to:

Vietnam Human Rights Network

15030 Goldenwest Cir. # 10293
Westminster, CA 92685



or through Paypal




For Contact

Vietnam Human Rights Network
15030 Goldenwest Cir. # 10293

Westminster, CA 92685

Tel.: (714)
988-6448 / (714) 823-3784 





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The VNHRN management for 2017-2019 listed below was selected and approved by the 13th Congress:  


President: Mr. Nguyen Kim binh

Vice Presidents:

Mr. Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Mrs. Jackie Bong Wrights, Mr. Ngo Van Hieu


General Secretary: Ms Do Thi Thuan

Treasurer: Mrs. Nguyen Tam An 


France: Mrs. Quan My Lan

Texas: Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hong Lien

North California: Mr. Huynh Luong Thien

Virginia: Mrs. Jackie Bong Wright


Florida: Mr. Chu Ba Yen


Religion Relation: Mr. Nguyen Chinh Ket

In Country Relation: Ms. Nguyen Dung

Northern California Press: Mr. Huynh Luong Thien

US Politician Relation: Mrs. Jackie Bong, Mrs. Nguyen Thị Hong Lien

NGO's Relation: Mr. Ngo Van Hieu


Chair: Mr. Do Anh Tai

Members: Mr. Nguyen Van Duc, MD, and Mr. Cao Van Ho, Ph.D.





Dr. Le Minh Nguyen. Prof. Nguyen Thanh Trang, Dr. Nguyen Ba Tung, Dr. Nguyen Ba Loc