Viet Nam Letters

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...]

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...]

Viet Nam: Immediately Reverse Conviction and Release Trần Thị Nga | Letter

Full PDF Version   Thursday, July 27, 2017 TO: H.E. Mr. Nguyễn Phú Trọng General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam H.E. Mr. Trần Đại Quang President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam H.E. Mr. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Prime Minister of the … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Concludes Detention of Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai is Arbitrary and Unlawful, Calls for Immediate Release | WGAD Decision

Full PDF Version On 8 June 2017, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) concluded that the detention of human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai is arbitrary and unlawful and called for hie immediate release. Van Dai has been held incommunicado since his arrest on 16 December 2015. The WGAD … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Report on Viet Nam’s failure to implement 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations | Joint Report

Full PDF Version Report on Viet Nam's failure to implement 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations. Viet Nam accepted recommendations to ensure: access to legal counsel; freedom of expression rights; and, a favourable working environment of human rights defenders and lawyers. The … [Read more...]