Steady progress on human rights in Vietnam

13/12/2014
                                                Young Vietnamese children smiling and laughing
December 9 in Bangkok, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has issued a statement that welcomes the decision of the National Assembly of Vietnam ratifies the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The adoption and implementation of the Convention Against Torture, after 30 years since its birth, is an important step to ensure the prevention and prohibition of torture as well as ensuring medical treatment for victims of torture.
In the statement sent to the BBC, the OHCHR also refers to the adoption and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an important step in the development of a society that includes everyone, promote and ensure the rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Ms. Matilda Bogner, Head of OHCHR’s regional representative in Bangkok, said this step helped carry out one of the commitments that Vietnam launched before the election to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.
With the adoption of the CAT, Vietnam is among the nations that have ratified the most of UN’s basic Conventions in the region with 7/9.
Human rights is one of the goals, ideals of the Party and State. In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrick Engel wrote: "Replacing the old society, with its classes and the class confrontation, will appears a combination, in which the free development of each person is the condition for the free development of everyone". But in the age of imperialism, human rights in the colonies were deprived by the regime of oppression, exploitation of imperialism. Therefore, President Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party of Vietnam has chosen to follow the path of the Leninism, made revolutions for national liberation as premise to build a socialist society with the goal of wealthy people; strong country; democratic, fair and civilized society. In Constitution of 1946, the first Constitution of Vietnam, for the first time the civil rights and human rights are respected and protected.
The Party has chosen and selectively inherited the values of human civilization, as market economy, rule of law, democracy and human rights. However, our Party has thoroughly understood the principle: Innovation should be based on Marxism Leninism, follow socialist-oriented direction and ensure the leadership of the Party and the people's sovereignty. Vietnam does not accept the model of the Western democracy and human rights, we do not copy model of "democracy, transparency", "pluralism, multi-party" for the reform. The strong and wise leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam has help the nation overcome the economic-social crises, and gradually achieved great achievements in many aspects. With the great achievements, the UN has elected Vietnam as a member of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations for 2014 to 2016 course.
Based on the Party’s platform and guidelines, so far, Vietnam has signed or ratified most of the basic international conventions on human rights, and applied to national law.
In the Constitution 2013, the human rights, the rights and obligations of citizens are specified fully, directly and separately. Generally, this important document has acquired the universal values of human rights and also inherited and expanded citizens' rights that have been recorded in the previous Constitution of the State.
Just as the laws of other countries, the rights and freedoms of the people in general and citizen’ rights in particular in the Constitution of 2013, in certain cases, the enjoyment of the rights of individuals must be attached with the obligations of citizens. Among this obligation, there is an obligation to comply with the law. This is the content of the clause "prescribed by law" or "as prescription of the law", after the contents of some of laws.
Unfortunately, in recent years, especially since the Congress passed the Constitution 2013, some people, who do not understand or deliberately "do not understand", has been acting legally and violated the law. In celebration of International Human Rights Day this year, some social networks issued a distorted "message", falsely accused the regime of "depriving all rights of the people" that has been set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At this time, Vietnam is facing many problems of human rights, such as the gap between the rich and the poor, corruption, bureaucracy, people cannot enjoy fully range of goods, proper services... However, with the proper awareness about the path to socialism and socialism, improving socialist democracy; building the rule of law, of the people, by the people and for the people..., the rights and fundamental freedoms of the people in our country will definitely be secured better. Human rights in Vietnam have made steady progress as closely tied to the Constitution and legal system of our country. That means, human rights will remain firm and long in our society./.

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Hùng Quân 13/12/14 15:34

Vietnam was elected by the UN General Assembly at its 68th session one of 14 new members of the UN Human Rights Council for the 2014-2016 term, this is clear and strong evidence for the steady progress in human rights in Vietnam

Hoàng Lân 13/12/14 15:40

Vietnam has taken a lot of measures for reaching the common goal -the full enjoyment of human rights

Vân Nhàn 13/12/14 15:42

Vietnam got 184 votes out of 192, the most among the candidates

Huy Quốc 13/12/14 15:44

Viet Nam supports a comprehensive approach to make improvement in the people's life.

Quân Hoàng 13/12/14 15:49

The National Assembly has made a big deal, Vietnam is one of the countries that made a big step to spread the values of human rights and ensure life of the people.

Phạm Hiếu 13/12/14 15:52

Despite the hardship in daily life, Vietnamese is always happy because they believe in the leadership of the Party and State.

Lê Tín 13/12/14 15:57

The Party and State understand that there are a lot of work to do to protect the country and bring harmony to the people, they need the effort and unity of the whole nation.

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