A fair and objective voice about human rights in Vietnam (Part 1)

On April 7, 2014, Mr.  Eni Falemavaega, Congressman, Senior member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives declared high appreciation for human rights situation in Vietnam, especially in the Report of 2nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam at the UN Human Rights Council dated February 8, 2014 in Geneva , Switzerland.
In the statement, Mr. Falemavaega affirmed the achievements in Vietnam's UPR report including the freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of association, protection prisoners’ rights and freedom of religion and belief. Mr. Falemavaega also appreciated Vietnam's efforts in international cooperation in human rights. Vietnam has made the annual human rights dialogue with partners such as the U.S. and European Union ( EU )... At the same day, the U.S. House of Representatives acknowledged full of Falemavaega’s statement as the official document of the House of Representatives.
The struggle of the Vietnamese people under the leadership of President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's Communist Party went from winning national independence, national defense and building country towards socialism by taking political conditions to achieve the last and biggest goal of national independence, freedom and happiness for people. In other words, it was the struggle for human rights and civil rights. In nearly 30 years of renovation, Vietnam has integrated with the international community in many aspects including mechanism of human rights protection. So far, Vietnam has signed to fully participate in the basic international conventions on human rights, among them is the “UN Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” (hereinafter referred to as the Convention Against Torture).
Vietnam’s construction is currently facing many challenges both subjective and objective ones. Many people for various reasons still maintain the political stand in the Cold War era and discriminate against the regime of socialist society. Many who attempt to take advantages of democracy and human rights to undermine national security, international relations destruction of Vietnam. However, the international community has a fair and objective assessment of the situation of human rights in Vietnam.

On February 5, 2014,  under the “Universal Periodic Review” ( UPR ) of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, representative of Vietnam Government presented periodic review report (the second cycle) on the situation of human rights in Vietnam. It is said that Vietnam seriously realized recommendations from the first review conference in 2009 and be reflected clearly in the preparation and content of this report. During 2013, Vietnam made tremendous efforts in the field of human rights especially human rights (with citizenship) were firstly defined in Chapter II of the 2013 Constitution. People have appreciated Vietnam signed one of the important conventions of human rights namely “Convention against Torture”. In recent years, Vietnam has promoted international cooperation, becoming a member of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Moreover, Vietnam is always ready to put annual dialogue about human rights with partners (including the U.S.) and always positively contribute to the ASEAN human rights mechanism...  (to be continued)
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All comments [ 10 ]

Phạm Hiếu 25/4/14 10:54

Although economic condition is difficult, Vietnam always prioritize resources to ensure social welfare and poverty alleviation

Huy Lâm 25/4/14 10:55

Everything to be done towards the ultimate goal is a society of prosperity for people.

Quốc Cường 25/4/14 10:55

Vietnam has made great efforts to improve the human rights situation. It is worthy of Vietnam to be cited in dispatches.

Hùng Quân 25/4/14 10:56

Vietnam’s achievements are clear demonatrations for Vietnam Democracy

Hoàng Lân 25/4/14 10:56

Vietnam is developing in the right direction in a turbulent society.

Quân Hoàng 25/4/14 10:57

It should strongly condemn the distorted argument of the outside forces on the human rights situation in Vietnam.

Huy Quốc 25/4/14 10:58

VN as one of the top sucessful countries in the Asia - Pacific region in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

Vân Nhàn 25/4/14 10:59

Vietnam needs futher efforrts to complete the three remaining MDGs, which will contribute to improving the people’s lives.

Lê Tín 25/4/14 11:00

I definitely agree with Van Nhan, all goals must be toward to a progressive life for people.

Quốc Kiên 25/4/14 11:01

If there is no human rights in Vietnam, why was him elected to UN Human Rights Council

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