Viet Nam Letters

UN Human Rights Council: End reprisals against those engaging with the UN | Joint letter

See full joint letter .pdf (ENG) (updated signatory list) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is among 30 NGOs participating in a 5 October 2021 joint letter sent to UN Human Rights Council members and observer States. Initiated by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) seeking support for … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Release human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh | Letter

Full PDF letter In a letter dated 8 July 2021, LRWC calls for the immediate release of human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh, and for the Vietnamese authorities to end their harassment of human rights defenders,  journalists, and political activists. The letter urges the government of Vietnam to … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Justice for the People of Dong Tam | Update and video

Previous LRWC Joint Letter (Link to post and PDF) LRWC is monitoring ongoing violation of fair trial rights of citizens of Dong Tam, Vietnam, several of whom have been sentenced to the death penalty or lengthy prison sentences in an unfair … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Justice for the People of Dong Tam | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) | Full PDF (FR) | Full PDF (VI) Video update published 25 March, 2021 8 October 2020 Nguyen Xuan Phuc Prime Minister Socialist Republic of Vietnam 16 Le Hong Phong Street Ba Dinh District Hà Nội VIETNAM Re: Dong Tam Trial Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We are … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: EU Urged to Delay EVFTA Until Viet Nam Commits to International Human Rights | Joint Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Photo Credit: Viet Tan September 25, 2019 To: The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli The Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights Maria Arena The Members of the European Parliament We, the undersigned organizations, … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Viet Nam and the Exile of Nguyễn Văn Đài and Lê Thu Hà | Working Paper

Full PDF Version Lê Thu Hà and Nguyễn Văn Đài INTRODUCTION This paper examines the right to return to and live in one’s own country as part of the right to liberty guaranteed by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other instruments. Freedom from exile is specifically … [Read more...]

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

Full PDF Version Vo An Don (left), Le Quoc Quan, Nguyen Van Dai (right) Viet Nam – The UN Human Rights Committee, during its 125th Session on 4-19 March 2019, will review Viet Nam’s compliance with the its legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. … [Read more...]

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 … [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, … [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...]