Press Release
July 01, 2022







The Vietnam Human Rights Network (VNHRN) will be accepting nominations for the 2022 Vietnam Human Rights Award (VNHRA) from now until September 30, 2022. 

The VNHRN established VNHRA in 2002 and has awarded it annually to individuals or organizations in Vietnam who have distinguished contributions to protecting and promoting human rights. The VNHRA is also an opportunity for the Vietnamese in Diaspora to express solidarity with and support to those involved in the relentless fighting for fundamental rights and justice for the Vietnamese people. 

Since its establishment, the VNHRA has been presented to 53 individuals and five organizations in Vietnam. Last year, the VNHRA was given to  Mrs. Can Thi Theu’s family, including Mrs. Can Thi Theu and her two sons Trinh Ba Phuong and Trinh Ba Tu; the environmental activist Dinh Thi Thu Thuy; and the prisoner of conscience Nguyen Van Tuc.

The VNHRN looks forward to receiving many worthy nominations from organizations and individuals in Vietnam and abroad. The selection results will be officially announced in the mid of November 2022. 

General criteria  

  • The nominee must be an individual currently living or a non-governmental organization still active in Vietnam;
  • The nominee must be involved in non-violent works for the promotion and protection of Vietnamese people’s human rights;
  • The nominee’s works have generated a positive impact inside and outside of Vietnam. 

 Nomination Process 

  • Nominations may be submitted by either an individual or an organization. There is no limit to the number of nominations a nominator can make, but no self-nominations will be accepted;
  • Nominations should be made using the nomination form below; however, a letter containing the required information is acceptable.
  • Supporting documents (highly recommended, including writing materials and (or) statements of the nominee, and writings about the nominee already or to be published).


Nomination forms must be submitted no later than September 30, 2022, to: 

Vietnam Human Rights Network

8971 Colchester Ave.

Westminster, CA 92683 – USA

Tel.: 714-657-9488





1.     A brief biography of the nominee.

2.     Nominee’s works related to human rights for Vietnamese people (Achievement, published and unpublished   writings, incurred sacrifices, recognitions.)

3.     Names and addresses of the people from whom further information about the nominee could be obtained.

4.     Name and address of the nominator.



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