Joint Statement of Concern on Draft Law on Religion

Civil Rights Defenders joins 26 civil society organizations in calling for Vietnam’s government to comprehensively revise the draft Law on Belief and Religion to comply with Vietnam’s obligations under international human rights law, and to do so through broad-based and inclusive consultation. In its present form, the draft law places limitations on freedom of religion or belief that extend beyond those permitted under international human rights law that is binding on Vietnam.

Click here for the full text of the joint statement.
Click here for a Vietnamese translation of the statement.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief’s report on his 2014 country visit to Vietnam can be downloaded by clicking here.

Categories: News and Statements.
Tags: Freedom of religion or belief, International law, SouthEast Asia, and Vietnam.
Regions: Vietnam.