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Vietnam rejects accusations on human rights violations

Duy Nguyen HANOI TIMES Thu, March 11, 2021

  Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Baoquocte

HANOI – Vietnam affirms it has completed the regulatory framework and enforced human rights protection.

Vietnam has affirmed that its consistent policy is to promote human rights when commenting on the country’s low rights records graded by Freedom House, a Washington-based nonpartisan organization.

Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that the rights, including fundamental ones are provided in the 2013 Constitution and different legal documents.

Vietnam has completed its regulatory framework and enforced rights protection as well as actively participating in international treaties on protecting human rights, Hang said at a press conference on March 11.

She took the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group’s examination of Vietnam’s human rights record as an example, saying that the review, for the third time, received the participation of a number of countries with the majority of ideas are supportive and recommendations.

In Freedom House’s annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide, Vietnam is rated “Not Free”.


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