This submission to the Human Rights Committee (HCR) on Vietnam highlights violations of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR – “the Covenant”) prior to the adoption of the List of Issues, for its 140th Session.
National Congress of Vietnamese Americans
I would like to welcome those attending today’s briefing marking 50 years of China’s invasion and occupation of Vietnam’s Paracel Islands. I would also like to recognize the Viet Tan organization for their efforts in promoting civil society, empowering youth, and raising awareness about human rights violations in Vietnam.
Fifty years ago, the People’s Republic of China invaded Vietnam’s Paracel Islands. It was an act of aggression then and represents a continued danger to the civilized world today.
Vietnamese pro-democracy organization, Viet Tan, in collaboration with bipartisan Members of Congress will be hosting a briefing marking 50 years of China’s invasion and occupation of Vietnam’s Paracel Islands. The event will be on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 3:00-4:30 P.M. in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2060.