Ven. Thich Quang Do


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2016-04-28 | WorldWatch Monitor
Vietnam's Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ - Vietnam's relationship with West gives hope for religious freedom

2016-04-27 | euobserver
EU sacrifices human rights for Vietnam free trade

2016-04-20 | Civicus
Intolerance of civil society in Vietnam: An interview with Penelope Faulkner from the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights

2015-11-19 | Radio Free Asia
[Radio Free Asia] Monk of Banned Buddhist Church Reaffirms Commitment to Democracy in Vietnam

2014-04-19 | The Wall Street Journal
The Death of Vietnam's Teacher Dinh
As Hanoi was opposing a U.N. human rights resolution, activist Dinh Dang Dinh died of medical neglect.
By Vo Van Ai


2014-02-05 | Reuters
West denounces repression of bloggers, religions in Vietnam

2013-04-11 | AFP
US pressed to seek rights improvements from Vietnam

2013-04-11 | Radio Free Asia
Call to Press Vietnam at Human Rights Dialogue

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Death Penalty: Vietnam is the World’s 5th Worst Executioner

  
PARIS 16 Fe uary 2017 (VCHR) – According to a report published by the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam this month, Vietnam executed a total of 429 prisoners between August 2013 and June 2016. With this figure, Vietnam now ranks 5th on a list of the world’s worst executioners following China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and topping the United States, according to figures established by Amnesty International in 2015.< > < > “These figures are devastating”, said VCHR President Võ Văn (...) continue

In Lunar New Year Message, Thích Quảng Độ calls for Fearlessness to win freedom for Buddhism in Vietnam

  
PARIS, 30 January 2017 (IBIB) - The Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has issued a Message for the Lunar New Year of the Rooster (Tết), sent from the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Saigon where he is under effective house arrest.< > < > The Message invoked the theme of fearlessness, one of the central teachings of Buddhism, which the UBCV Patriarch proposed as the only way for Buddhists to put an end (...) continue

The Observatory: Viet Nam: Arbitrary detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga

  
PARIS-GENEVA, January 24, 2017 (THE OBSERVATORY & VCHR) - The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Viet Nam.< > < > Description of the situation:< > < > The Observatory has been informed by the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) about the arbitrary arrest and detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga. According to the information received, (...) continue

EU must press Vietnam to address serious human rights violations at upcoming human rights dialogue

PARIS, 7 December 2016 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) calls on the European Union to use the upcoming EU-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue to press Hanoi to address serious human rights abuses and commit to substantive, measurable progress in Vietnam. The dialogue will be held in Brussels on 8th December 2016.< > < > As the dialogue takes place, Vietnam is pursuing a fierce crack-down on human rights defenders and independent civil society. In a (...) continue

Vietnam New Law contravenes the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief

PARIS, 19 November 2016 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly denounces the adoption of a new Law on Belief and Religion by Vietnam’s 14th National Assembly on Friday 18 November at the end of its second session. VCHR believes that the law, which replaces the current Ordinance 22 on Belief and Religion and various other decrees and regulations, is deeply flawed. It enables the communist authorities to interfere intrusively in all aspects of religious life and (...) continue

Prominent blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh is arrested

Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh  
PARIS, 11 October 2016 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly decries the arrest of prominent blogger and human rights defender Ms. Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh at her home in Khánh Hòa province on 10 October 2016. Ms. Như Quỳnh, who blogs under the name Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom), is accused of “spreading propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” (Article 88 of the Criminal Code). (...) continue

54 Religious organisations and CSOs call on Vietnam National Assembly to revise Draft Law on Religion and Belief

PARIS 6 October 2016 (VCHR) – 54 prominent religious and civil society organisations in Vietnam, the USA, Europe and Asia have sent an Open Letter to the President of Vietnam’s National Assembly, Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, calling for the revision of the Draft Law on Belief and Religion which should be voted by the National Assembly at their upcoming session (20 October - 18 November 2016). The signatories say the law is seriously flawed, and (...) continue

Vietnam: End ongoing crackdown on peaceful dissent

  
PARIS, 22 September 2016 (FIDH & VCHR) - Vietnam must end the ongoing repression of peaceful dissent, repeal its repressive laws, and immediately release all political prisoners, FIDH and its member organization Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) said today. FIDH and VCHR’s call followed the imprisonment of three government critics in three days.< > < > “Vietnam’s relentless persecution of government critics using repressive laws and kangaroo courts shows that compliance with the country’s international human rights obligations ranks at the (...) continue

VCHR and Hudson Institute hold Conference in Washington D.C. on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

  
WASHINGTON D.C. 20 September 2016 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the Hudson Institute held a conference on Religious Freedom in Vietnam: Its Importance for Regional and Global Security on 12 September 2016 at the Institute’s Stern Policy Center in Washington D.C. The conference ought together diplomats, academia, religious freedom experts, activists, lawyers, journalists and victims of religious persecution from religious communities including (...) continue

Human Rights Organizations urge French President to speak out for human rights during visit to Vietnam

PARIS 4 September 2016 (VCHR) – Three France-based human rights organizations, the FIDH, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the French League for Human Rights (LDH) have sent an Open Letter to French President François Hollande on the eve of his visit to Vietnam (5th – 7th September 2016). On behalf of their organizations, Dimitris Christopoulos (FIDH President), Vo Van Ai (VCHR President) and Françoise Dumont (President, LDH) called upon the French President to raise urgent human rights (...) continue



Oslo Freedom Forum interviews Thich Quang Do
Defending Civil Society, A report of the World Movement for Democracy
Al Jazeera TV interviews Yhich Quang Do in Saigon
Speech by Marietje Schaake MEP, Internet specialist at the European Parliament, to the “Conference on Violations of Internet Freedom in Vietnam”, Houston, Texas, 9 June 2013 :


Ven. Thich Huyen Quang
Spotlight

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions 2016
The Death Penalty in Vietnam
(2016)

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions 2016
Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions
(2016)

Violations of the Rights of Women in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Violations of the Rights of Women in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(CEDAW)

Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Vietnam (ICESCR)
Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Vietnam
(ICESCR)

Violations of the Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Violations of the Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(CERD)

Rule of Law or Rule by Law? - Crime and Punishment in Vietnam
Rule of Law
or Rule by Law?

Crime and Punishment in Vietnam


From “Vision” to Facts: Human Rights in Vietnam under its Chairmanship of ASEAN
From “Vision” to Facts: Human Rights in Vietnam under its Chairmanship of ASEAN

Universal Periodical Review of Vietnam, May 2009
Universal Periodical Review of Vietnam, May 2009

Report FIDH-OMCT : Vietnam : Twelve human rights defenders have the floor
Mission Report on Human Rights in Vietnam (FIDH & WOAT)
Thich Quang Do receives Rafto Prize 2006

Other News

2016-09-22
Vietnam: End ongoing crackdown on peaceful dissent

2016-09-20
VCHR and Hudson Institute hold Conference in Washington D.C. on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

2016-10-11
Prominent blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh is arrested

2016-09-04
Human Rights Organizations urge French President to speak out for human rights during visit to Vietnam

2016-08-27
39th Congress of the FIDH in Johannesburg, South Africa: Global human rights body condemns systematic violations of human rights in Vietnam

2016-08-02
Australia must press Vietnam for concrete progress at upcoming Human Rights Dialogue in Hanoi

2016-07-19
Peaceful demonstrations by Ede religious and ethnic minority brutally suppressed in Vietnam

2016-07-13
UBCV calls for legal action against Formosa Steel Corporation

2016-06-22
At the 32ndSession of the UN Human Rights Council:
Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces violent repression of demonstrations in Vietnam


2016-06-21
Capital Punishment in Vietnam condemned at the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo

 
 
 

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