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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Buddhist Youth Leader Lê Công Cầu goes on hunger strike to protest ban on visiting critically-ill UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ

PARIS, 15h May 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly protests the inhumane attitude of the Vietnamese government regarding Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, 89 year-old Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). According to reports received from the UBCV, Thích Quảng Độ, who is in very poor health, called Lê Công Cầu, UBCV Secretary-general and head of the Buddhist Youth Movement yesterday (Sunday 14th May), asking him to come urgently to Ho Chi (...) continue

Police threaten and harass UBCV Buddhists and Youth leaders during Vesak celebrations in Hue

PARIS 12th May 2017 (VCHR) – Members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and its affiliated Buddhist Youth Movement (Gia định Phật tử Việt Nam) were subjected to threats, harassments and Police interrogations as they organized cele ations of Vesak Day (Birth of Buddha) in the ancient capital of Huế, central Vietnam.< > < > “For Buddhists around the world, Vesak Day is a cele ation of peace and joy. Yet in Vietnam, it is marred by harassments and discrimination”, (...) continue

UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ issues Vesak Day Message

  
PARIS, 10th May 2017 (IBIB) – The Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, the Fifth Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has issued his annual Message on the Anniversary of the Vesak (Birth of Buddha). The most important event in the Buddhist calendar, Vesak is cele ated by hundreds of millions of Buddhists around the world on the 15th day of the 4th Month of the Lunar Year, which this years falls on 10th May 2017.< > < (...) continue

EPRID shares best practices at EP Conference on “How religious and belief communities reach out to each other in words and deeds”

  
PARIS 2 May 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) joined members of EPRID (European Platform on Religious Intolerance and Discrimination) at a conference at the European Parliament on the positive role religious and faith communities can play in promoting solidarity and peace. EPRID is a network of civil society organizations, including religious and non-religious associations, operating a European level to advance the right to freedom of religion or belief in the world as defined by Article (...) continue

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends designating Vietnam as “Country of Particular Concern” for religious freedom violations

  
PARIS, 27 April 2017 (VCHR) –The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom issued on Wednesday by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and its recommendation that Vietnam be designated as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) by the US administration. Under the 1998 US International Religious Freedom Act, CPC designation applies to any country whose government engages in or tolerates particularly severe religious freedom violations that are systematic, ongoing, (...) continue

EPRID and VCHR urge EU to continue and strengthen the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief

  
PARIS, 27 March 2017 (VCHR) - The European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID), a Brussels-based network of civil society religious and non-religious organisations working to mainstream freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in EU policies and practices, sent an Open Letter to leaders of the European Union urging them to continue and strengthen the mandate of the Special Envoy for the (...) continue

Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces violations of Religious Freedom at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

  
GENEVA, 15 March 2017 (VCHR) – Speaking on behalf of Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Võ Văn Ái, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) denounced grave and consistent violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief in Vietnam, in particular the adoption of a new restrictive law on religion and the harsh treatment of religious prisoners.< > < > In his statement to the (...) continue

VCHR regrets that US State Department’s Human Rights Report fails to raise the case of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Độ

  
PARIS, 9th March 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the US State Department’s 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices released on 3rd March 2017. The report’s 58-page chapter on Vietnam makes a severe appraisal of the human rights situation, documenting widespread abuses and “severe government restrictions” on citizens’ political rights and civil liberties.< > < > The report cites abuses such as “arbitrary arrest and detention for political activities; continued police mistreatment of suspects during arrest (...) continue

International Women’s Day in Vietnam: Imprisonment, Intimidation, Injustice, Inequality

  
PARIS, 7 March 2017 (VCHR) – As the world prepares to cele ate International Women’s Day on 8th March under the theme “Be Bold for Change”, women in Vietnam are paying a high price for standing up for their rights. Women human rights defenders, bloggers, on-line journalists, land rights and worker rights activists, religious and political dissidents are the target of utal attacks, harassments, intimidation, arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment in (...) continue

Pastor Nguyễn Trung Tôn kidnapped and beaten in Vietnam

  
PARIS, 2 March 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is deeply concerned by the increasing use of physical violence perpetrated by police in plain clothes or gangs of thugs hired by the authorities to repress dissidents, human rights defenders and civil society activists in Vietnam. The recent kidnapping and beating of protestant pastor Nguyễn Trung Tôn and his colleague Nguyễn Viết Tứ is the latest example of this disturbing trend.< > < > “Vietnam ratified the UN Convention (...) 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

2017-03-15
Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces violations of Religious Freedom at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

2017-03-09
VCHR regrets that US State Department’s Human Rights Report fails to raise the case of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Độ

2017-03-07
International Women’s Day in Vietnam: Imprisonment, Intimidation, Injustice, Inequality

2017-03-02
Pastor Nguyễn Trung Tôn kidnapped and beaten in Vietnam

2017-02-28
Amnesty International group in US sends 70 letters to EP delegation to Vietnam calling for the release of Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ

2017-02-24
EU Delegation raises serious human rights concerns during visit to Vietnam

2017-02-16
Death Penalty: Vietnam is the World’s 5th Worst Executioner

2017-01-30
In Lunar New Year Message, Thích Quảng Độ calls for Fearlessness to win freedom for Buddhism in Vietnam

2017-01-24
The Observatory: Viet Nam: Arbitrary detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga

2016-12-07
EU must press Vietnam to address serious human rights violations at upcoming human rights dialogue

 
 
 

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