May 21, 2017
VIETNAM HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK RELEASED ITS REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN VIETNAM 2016-2017
The Vietnam Human Rights Network (VNHRN) today published its annual report at a press conference in Little Saigon, California. The report summarizes the human rights conditions in Vietnam during the year 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.
Using the framework of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), VNHRN in collaboration with a number of human rights activists in Vietnam, have focused their research in the following areas: the right to life, the right to liberty and security of person; the right to a fair trial by an independent and impartial tribunal; the right to participate in national political life; the right to freedom of expression and freedom of speech; the right to freedom of religion and worship; the right to work and to enjoy the fruits of labor; the right to equal treatment without discrimination; and the right to have social security.
Contrary to the Vietnamese Government’s propaganda of an improvement in the country’s human rights condition, the report notes several retrograde developments in all those areas in 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.
The VNHRN urges the Vietnamese Government to take serious measures to address the egregious and systematic violations of human rights which have occurred for many years and continue today in Vietnam.
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