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.
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On October 30th, the Honorable Judy Sgro in cooperation with Viet Tan hosted a luncheon “Vietnam and Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy” in the Wellington Building in Ottawa attended by parliamentarians and their teams. The event focused on how Canada can engage Vietnam to advance human rights and security in the Indo-Pacific. From addressing climate change to transnational repression to military capacity building.
The United States and Vietnam are poised to significantly enhance their economic and technological ties, bringing the former foes closer at a time of increased Chinese assertiveness in the region. The deal, expected to be announced when President Biden makes a state visit to Vietnam next weekend, is the latest step by the Biden administration to deepen relations in Asia. For Hanoi, the closer relationship with Washington serves as a counterweight to Beijing’s influence.
Force 47 abuses Facebook’s safety tools to silence government critics at home and anywhere in the world. The military-backed group manipulates Facebook’s moderation tools to silence dissenting speech.
Vietnam has deployed an army of online trolls and cyber troops who are spreading not just disinformation but also conducting vicious hate campaigns against human rights activists and suspected critics of the state.
The extent of the operations of these trolls is detailed in a new report released by the human rights watchdog Viet Tan.
The award recognizes individuals or groups that fight for human rights in Vietnam. 11 December 2022 Imprisoned Vietnamese activist Nguyen Nang Tinh has been awarded
On October 27, 2022, Viet Tan hosted a reception at the Canadian Parliament co-chaired by the Honorable Judy Srgo. The theme of the event was how Canada could help advance peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific by supporting human rights and democratic change in Vietnam.
Ahead of next week’s UN election of 14 nations to its highest human rights body, a coalition of non-governmental human rights groups from Europe, the U.S. and Canada today called on UN member states to oppose the election of Afghanistan, Algeria, Sudan, Venezuela and Vietnam, which were deemed “unqualified” due to their human rights records as well as their voting records on UN resolutions concerning human rights.
Prior to the special United States – ASEAN summit to be held in Washington DC on May 12 and 13, 2022, several human rights NGOs
September 1, 2021 The family of an Australian man detained in Vietnam for more than two and a half years are imploring him to
February 24, 2021 Viet Tan and over 130 organizations sent letters to the United Nations Security Council calling for an arms embargo against Myanmar. 137
January 19, 2021 As Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gears up for its most important meeting in years, its leadership has presided over an intensified crackdown