Joint Statement Urging Vietnam to Respect its Human Rights Obligations


On 10 December a coalition of Vietnamese civil society groups, Civil Rights Defenders and other international human rights organisations, urged the Vietnamese authorities to give three detained human rights defenders, including Bui Thi Minh Hang, a public and fair trial.

Bui Thi Minh leading a protest. Photo:VietnamRightNow

Bui Thi Minh leading a protest. Photo:VietnamRightNow

In the joint statement the coalition urged the Vietnamese authorities to ensure that the appeal proceedings on 12 December against the three human rights defender including Bui Thi Minh Hang are held in public and that family members and trial observers can access the courtroom.

These steps and other fair trial rights are necessary to ensure that Vietnam complies with its human rights obligations under domestic law and international human rights law. The international community, including various human rights organisations, will be monitoring the appeals hearing.

Read the full statement here

The following organisations have signed the statement:
Följande organisationer har skrivit under uttalandet:
Amnesty International
Association of Political & Religious Prisoners of Vietnam
Brotherhood for Democracy
Civil Rights Defenders
Civil Society Forum
Freedom House
Hoa Hao Buddhist Church West branch
Human Rights Defenders Alert India
Law & Society Trust
OT Watch Mongolia
People’s Watch
United WorkersFarmers
Organization of Vietnam
Vietnam Path Movement
Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment

Categories: News.
Tags: Bui Thin Minh and International human rights obligations.
Regions: Vietnam.