People with actions against national interests (Part 1)

Recently, reports on the situation of human rights in Vietnam under the second universal periodic review (UPR) cycle was passed by the UN Human Rights Council with broad consensus and no opposition. That impressive result has made the so-called “campaign for human rights in Vietnam” which lasted two weeks in Europe by a group who call themselves “civil activists from Vietnam” along with their statements at the UN UPR session become irrelevant.
 Just before the day of the Plenary Session of the UN Human Rights Council in today Geneva (Switzerland) in June 20, this group came here to start the campaign. At first it sounded considerablly but their documents brought to Europe were very poor. Typically, the speech was read by their representatives at the meeting is very bland. Content of speech was sketchy with shooting, groundless, generic arguments such as Vietnam “continues violating not only international law but also Vietnam’s law in many cases”. The spokesperson gave a libelous statement to Vietnam government by telling some names as Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Le Quoc Quan and blogger “Anh Ba Sam” who called “prisoners of conscience” and  detained by Vietnamese government. They indeed are the cases of violating the laws of Vietnam with actions damaging to the country.
On some Western media channel, some have generally sided perspective on Vietnam, they claim that their trip to Europe is a serials of events related to the UPR with many programs, plans to urge Vietnam government to respect the UPR commitments.
 And yet, over the duration of the campaign in Europe, the group said that they would meet UN agencies and diplomatic missions of international organizations in Switzerland, then to Belgium to see the EU diplomatic agency. They also planned to go to some European countries to promote these countries’ government to pay more attention to the human rights situation in Vietnam.
 When one first hears the goals that they had set out may feel it positive and it was a requirement of building a healthy civil society in Vietnam, freedom of association, independent unions, amendment the laws that they regarded violating human rights, calling for freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or the legal system modifications towards abolition of the death penalty. But in fact it is only a “velvet shell” under the guise for people, social progress to conceal the evil intents which is contrary to the national interest.

 It can not be understood how “a healthy civil society, freedom of association, independent unions are? While in Vietnam, the right of association is protected by many laws and bylaws. The number of associations and unions established are constantly increasing with thousands of associations, clubs, activities in all areas of society. State of Vietnam has created more favorable conditions for civil society organizations to contribute actively in the social sectors, particularly in the field of charity and humanitarian. More and more non-governmental organization is allowed to operate legally in Vietnam… (to be continued).
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Huy Quốc 1/7/14 21:46

Vietnam views the UPR as an effective and successful mechanism of the Human Rights Council in human rights promotion and protection.

Vân Nhàn 1/7/14 21:47

The Vietnamese Government has doubled efforts to implement its human rights policies, including the UPR recommendations accepted at the previous cycle.

Lê Tín 1/7/14 21:48

Vietnam has been serious, open and ready for dialogue from the very first cycle, throughout the implementation of the UPR recommendations and during its preparation for the second cycle.

Quốc Kiên 1/7/14 21:50

Our efforts were to ensure that the protection and promotion of human rights in Vietnam is not merely a duty of the Government, but rather an inclusive process that involves all stakeholders, especially of each individual person as the key beneficiary.

Phạm Hiếu 1/7/14 21:51

An overview of Vietnam’s implementation of UPR recommendations can be found in its National Report for the 2nd Cycle, which elaborates achievements and challenges in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country, including in the implementation of the accepted recommendations.

Huy Lâm 1/7/14 21:52

It is always the consistent policy of Vietnam to respect, protect and promote all fundamental human rights and freedoms, which provides the guiding principle for all strategies and policies for out national socio-economic development.

Quốc Cường 1/7/14 21:53

The State ensures and promotes the people’s ownership; recognizes, respects, protects and ensures human rights and rights of citizens.

Hùng Quân 1/7/14 21:55

In the process of comprehensive reform, VN has maintained an environment of peace and stability, sustained economic growth and improved people’s material and cultural life.

Hoàng Lân 1/7/14 21:57

Vietnam has developed and been implementing the Strategy on Judicial Reforms until 2020 to build a clean, strong, democratic, strict and fair, and step-by-step modernised judicial system for national development and protection of the people.

Quân Hoàng 1/7/14 21:58

Vietnam has been recognised internationally as one of the top performers in poverty reduction.

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