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
- To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of human rights
- 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
a newsletter on human rights.
ü Establishing an Internet website to rapidly disseminate human
rights news http://www.vietnamhumanrights.net
and publishing the International Human Rights Code, documents, and
writings on human rights for dissemination both inside Vietnam and in
human rights seminars and conferences in Montreal (Canada), Sydney
(Australia), Munich (Germany), Paris (France), and several cities in the
Publishing Annual Human Rights Reports
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.
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
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
Establishing and annually presenting Vietnam Human Rights Award to
outstanding human rights activists in VN (since 2002).
cooperation with l’Association France-Vietnam d’Entraide and Reporters
Without Borders, bestowing Street Reporter Award to social media
activists in VN since 2013.
Providing financial and medical assistance to the activists in
The Tiananmen Spirit Award 2017 of The Visual Artists Guild.
REQUEST FOR SUPPORT
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
15030 Goldenwest Cir. # 10293
Westminster, CA 92685
Vietnam Human Rights Network
Cir. # 10293
Westminster, CA 92685
988-6448 / (714) 823-3784
VNHRN management for 2017-2019 listed below was selected and approved by
the 13th Congress:
Mr. Nguyen Kim binh
Mr. Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Mrs. Jackie Bong Wrights, Mr. Ngo Van Hieu
General Secretary: Ms Do Thi Thuan
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
STANDING COMMITEE MEMBERS
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
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Mr. Do Anh Tai
Mr. Nguyen Van Duc, MD, and Mr. Cao Van Ho, Ph.D.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Dr. Le Minh Nguyen. Prof. Nguyen Thanh Trang, Dr. Nguyen Ba
Tung, Dr. Nguyen Ba Loc