Human Rights Violations

Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2019 – Vietnam

By USDOS – US Department of State Executive Summary The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), and led by General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. The …

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Freedom in the World 2020 – NET

Vietnam NOT FREE 20 100 Political Rights 3 40 Civil Liberties 17 60 LAST YEAR’S SCORE & STATUS 20 100 Not Free Global freedom statuses are calculated on a weighted scale. See the methodology. Overview Vietnam is a one-party state, dominated for decades by the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Although some independent candidates …

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VIET NAM 2019 – AI REPORT

AI – Amnesty International   The year saw a surge in the number of prisoners of conscience. A crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly continued. A new cybersecurity law entered into force in January, aimed at restricting human rights online. The authorities subjected human rights defenders and activists to …

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World Report 2020 – Vietnam

By HRW – Human Rights Watch   Vietnam did little to improve its abysmal human rights record in 2019. The government continues to restrict all basic civil and political rights, including freedom of expression, association, assembly, and the rights to freely practice beliefs and religion. It prohibits the formation and operation of any organization or …

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The Long Arc of Human Rights

A Case for Optimism By Caroline Bettinger-López May/June 2018 (From Foreign Affairs) Does fighting for human rights actually make a difference? Scholars, policymakers, lawyers, and activists have asked that question ever since the contemporary human rights movement emerged after World War II. At any given moment, headlines supply plenty of reasons for skepticism. Today, the …

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The Long Arc of Human Rights

A Case for Optimism By Caroline Bettinger-López May/June 2018 (from Foreign Affairs)   Does fighting for human rights actually make a difference? Scholars, policymakers, lawyers, and activists have asked that question ever since the contemporary human rights movement emerged after World War II. At any given moment, headlines supply plenty of reasons for skepticism. Today, …

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Human rights: The voice of youth

KATRINA LEE-KOO (from Lowy Institute) According to UN statistics, the rights of youths are uniquely under threat. The 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council currently underway in Geneva is poised to adopt the Council’s second resolution on ‘Youth and Human Rights’. Australia has been vocal in efforts to strengthen recommendations for facilitating youth access …

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