Viet Nam Letters

UPR of Vietnam: Advocacy Charter Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: pululante Stakeholders’ submission (1) In the last years, the crackdown on freedom of expression has intensified. Reports indicate that in 2017, Viet Nam authorities have detained or exiled many peaceful activists and bloggers. Human rights lawyers who work on … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with International Human Rights Obligations | Joint Submission

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version UPR SUBMISSION - VIETNAM - JULY 2018 A. Introduction Lawyers for Lawyers (“L4L”) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (“LRWC”) jointly submit this report on the state of human rights in Viet Nam, especially in respect of the legal profession, with … [Read more...]

Vietnam: On 7 June 2018 Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu Ha were released from prison in Viet Nam and exiled to Germany | News

Nguyen Van Dai (human rights advocate) with his wife and Le Thu Ha (human rights advocate) Photo Credit: Viet Tan Nguyen Van Dai has been detained since 18 December 2015 for his human rights advocacy. In April 2018, both Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha were found guilty of “carrying out … [Read more...]

Vietnam: No Free Trade With UNFree Regimes | Letter

Full PDF Version 90 NGOs including LRWC call on the EU to reject the proposed free trade agreement until Viet Nam releases all political prisoner, including Nguyen Van Dai, and ensures rights to expression and association. June 6, 2018 To: The Council of the European Union The … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Human Rights Committee Consideration of the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam | Joint Report

Full PDF Version Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Van Dai and Nguyen Trung Ton before the court during their trial LRWC and Lawyers for Lawyers, both NGOs with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, have compiled a Joint Thematic Report for the UN Human … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Renewed Calls for Immediate Release of Nguyen Van Dai | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version Five NGOs again call for the immediate release of lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, detained since 18 December 2015 for his human rights advocacy and belonging to a human rights organization. In June 2017 the WGAD determined that his detention was arbitrary on four separate grounds … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Summary of Internet Freedom Festival, Mar 3 – 6, 2018 | Report

Full PDF Version Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) was invited to participate in the 2nd annual Viet Nam Cyber Dialogue (VCD), a side-event of the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) aimed at discussing ongoing issues in Viet Nam related to digital security, the crackdown on freedom of … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: LRWC and 10 Other Human Rights Groups Welcome EU Resolution Calling on Viet Nam to Stop the Crackdown against Human Rights Defenders | Joint Press Release

Full PDF Version LRWC and 10 other international human rights organisations welcome the resolution passed by the European Parliament calling on Viet Nam to release all political prisoners, stop the crackdown against human rights defenders and journalists and comply with its international human … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion to Immediately Release Nguyễn Văn Đài | WGAD Submission

Full PDF Version Nguyễn Văn Đài update: Viet Nam has still not complied with the 8 June 2017  Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) Opinion to immediately release human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài and compensate him for his arbitrary detention since December 2015. Viet Nam continues to … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Stop the Crackdown Against Human Rights Defenders and Bloggers | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC is part of a 17-member coalition to stop the political crackdown in Viet Nam against peaceful expression. 25 lawyers, human rights defenders and bloggers have been wrongfully arrested, detained or exiled during 2017 for their human rights advocacy, with the Viet Nam branding … [Read more...]