Press Release

June 24, 2022 


Vietnam Human Rights Network Released Its 2021 – 2022 Report on Human Rights in Vietnam


Little Saigon, California, USA - On June 24, 2022, the Vietnam Human Rights Network released its Report on Human Rights in Vietnam for the period of 2021 to May 2022 during a press conference in Little Saigon, California. Participated in the press conference were some Vietnamese-language press agencies journalists and correspondents of Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, and Radio Đáp Lời Sông Núi. Some dignitaries of the Vietnamese community were also present. The press conference was also live-streamed via Zoom.

The report was prepared jointly with several human rights activists in Vietnam and documents the status of human rights in Vietnam from January 2021 to May 31, 2022, through eight 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 information

- The right to freedom of religion and worship

- The right to work and to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor

- The right to equal tretment and non-discrimination

- The right to well-being.

The publication also includes three appendices:

- List of political and religious prisoners arrested and prosecuted in 2021-2022,

- List of political and religious activists currently imprisoned by the Vietnamese communist government,

- Biographies of the 2021 Vietnam Human Rights Award recipients.

Like the previous year, no significant human rights progress was noted; on the contrary,  evidence showed that the communist government of Vietnam had violated its citizens’ fundamental rights more seriously and systematically.

“Given the poor human rights record presented in this report, Vietnam does not deserve to be elected to the UN Human Rights Council. Therefore, we urgently call on the member states of the UN General Assembly not to elect Vietnam to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 term,” said VNHRN President Dr. Tung Nguyen during the press conference. “Before seeking membership in the Council, the Vietnamese government must improve its human rights record, strictly enforce international human rights conventions, and contribute to the international community to build a peaceful and prosperous world.” 

The 2021-2022 bilingual Report on Human Rights in Vietnam is available here:

- English Version (PDF)

- Vietnamese version (PDF) 


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