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Vietnam set to ratify convention on disabled rights

The information was unveiled in the National Report on Human Rights under the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Vietnam earlier signed the CRPD in 2008 and issued the Law on Persons with Disabilities two years later. From 2010-2013, a total of 13 regulations on the rights of disabled...

Vietnam Urged To Improve Dismal Human Rights Record

New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW), on Friday urged all United Nations member-states to press Vietnam to make verifiable commitments to improve its dismal human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva last February. The UPR is a process all UN member states undergo every...

Mixed message to UN

A call for the Cambodian government to lift its controversial ban on public assembly is among 34 such recommendations it has chosen to defer in the wake of last week’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its human rights situation. The UN on Saturday released a list of the 206...

Vietnam Prepares for UN Human Rights Review, Activists Lobby for Pressure

Representatives from the Vietnamese government will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Wednesday for a review of its human rights record amid mounting criticism that Hanoi does not tolerate opposition voices. Rolando Gomez, spokesman for the council, told VOA’s Vietnamese service the Universal Periodic Review (UPR),...

Waytha: Suspend all death sentences

PETALING JAYA: Human rights movement Hindraf today called on the government to suspend all death sentences pending Putrajaya’s decision to look into Human Rights Council’s recommendations by March 2014. Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy, who is also a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said Putrajaya had agreed during the...

“Banned Civil Society Voices” at the United Nations on the eve of Vietnam’s UPR

GENEVA, 5 February 2014 (Vietnam Committee) – Civil society representatives, international human rights organizations and members of government delegations from the USA, Canada, the European Union, the UK, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Finland met at a Conference on “Banned Civil Society Voices” at the...

Myanmar vows to cooperate with independent human rights monitoring group

Myanmar President U Thein Sein Vowed on Wednesday to cooperate with an independent human rights monitoring group. U Thein Sein made the remarks when he met with the group made up of three representatives from Human Rights Watch, David Matthison, Brad Adams and Phil Roberison. U Thein Sein expressed wishes to...

Khmer Krom Attend UPR Session on Vietnam

On 5 February 2014 the human rights record of Vietnam was examined during the 18th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. With the support of UNPO, our Khmer Krom Member used this opportunity to hold a...

UN must stop funding death penalty in Vietnam, say human rights groups

Three leading anti-death penalty groups have appealed to the United Nations to freeze counter-narcotics aid to Vietnam after the country sentenced 30 people to die for drugs offences. The call - from Reprieve, Harm Reduction International (HRI) and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - cites the United Nations...

Malaysian Bar adopts resolution on worker rights at AGM

Lawyers at the Malaysian Bar’s AGM have called on the government to ensures that all employers, especially GLCs, respect worker and trade union rights, reports Charles Hector. At the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar on Saturday, 15 March 2014, attended by 1,219 members, four resolutions were adopted. One...