Vietnam shows its firm commitment to human rights by adopting the UN CAT

28/02/2015
The Vietnamese National Assembly ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture – UN CAT) on November 28th, 2014, showing Vietnam’s respect for its international commitments in the field of human rights and the country’s determination and strong efforts to fight acts of torture, or cruel treatment.
The UN CAT is an international human rights treaty, under the review of the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman degrading treatment or punishment around the world.
The Convention requires states to take effective measures to prevent torture within their borders, and forbids states to transport people to any country where there is reason to believe they will be tortured. The text of the Convention was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1984[1] and, following ratification by the 20th state party,[2] it came into force on 26 June 1987.[1] 26 June is now recognized as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, in honor of the Convention.
The ratification of the convention also shows the consistent policy of the State of Vietnam to respect, protect and promote human rights in accordance with international standards. This is also a concrete step in the process of proactive international integration of Vietnam; affirming that Vietnam is an active and responsible member of UN on the issues of international concern, he added.
This act consistently holds fast to our government’s determination and strong efforts to fight acts of torture or cruel treatment, in the spirit of a relevant United Nations convention,
Vietnam became the latest country to join the 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) when Ambassador Le Hoai Trung signed the convention at the United Nations headquarters on November 7th, 2014. This makes Vietnam the 81st signatory to the UNCAT. 
The country's National Assembly ratified the Convention, which showed that Viet Nam had adhered to its international commitments, especially in human rights and its stance against acts of torture and other cruelty.
However, to effectively implement the process of incorporation of the Convention's requirement into the domestic law, as well as for a better protection of the human rights of criminal defenders, the criminal procedure law of Viet Nam needs to strengthen provision regarding interrogation as well as produce for necessary mechanisms to warrant its effectiveness.
Torture prevention is a global strategy that intends to reduce risks and create an environment where torture and ill-treatment area less likely to occur, and that an effective legal framework must be in place that both prohibits and prevents torture and other forms of ill treatment, and that laws and regulations need to be applied in practice./.
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Quân Hoàng 28/2/15 20:39

That proves our state always ensures all human rights and protect civil rights in accordance with international criteria.

Huy Quốc 28/2/15 20:45

It was no surprise that Vietnam received wide recognition the highest number of votes to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council.

Hoàng Lân 28/2/15 20:47

Human rightshave been stipulated in politics, culture, and society and reflected in Vietnam’s achievements over the past few years.

Vân Nhàn 28/2/15 20:48

Vietnam’s social achievements have demonstrated its consistent policies promoting the rights of women, children, and the disabled and ensuring social security and labor rights.

Hùng Quân 28/2/15 20:54

Civil and political rights have been discussed in the National Assembly’s Q&A sessions. For every right, we have policies to implement it, stipulated it in the law, and create mechanisms to monitor it.

Lê Tín 28/2/15 21:01

Why so many hostile individuals and organizations always cry out for our human rights.? I can't understand them!

Quốc Cường 28/2/15 21:02

Most countries andinternational organizations hailed Vietnam’s achievements in protecting human rights and praised Vietnam’s acceptance of most of the UPR recommendations and its constructive and cooperative spirit in participating in the UPR.

Huy Lâm 28/2/15 21:04

Mind your own business! We are free and have enough rights, ok?

Quốc Kiên 28/2/15 21:06

Vietnam’s high rate of acceptance of the recommendations proves Vietnam’s consistent policy and strong commitment to protecting and promoting human rights.

Phạm Hiếu 28/2/15 21:12

They have bad intentions and just care about their benefits, Lê Tín.

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