Ven. Thich Quang Do


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2016-04-28 | WorldWatch Monitor
Vietnam's Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’ - Vietnam's relationship with West gives hope for religious freedom

2016-04-27 | euobserver
EU sacrifices human rights for Vietnam free trade

2016-04-20 | Civicus
Intolerance of civil society in Vietnam: An interview with Penelope Faulkner from the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights

2015-11-19 | Radio Free Asia
[Radio Free Asia] Monk of Banned Buddhist Church Reaffirms Commitment to Democracy in Vietnam

2014-04-19 | The Wall Street Journal
The Death of Vietnam's Teacher Dinh
As Hanoi was opposing a U.N. human rights resolution, activist Dinh Dang Dinh died of medical neglect.
By Vo Van Ai


2014-02-05 | Reuters
West denounces repression of bloggers, religions in Vietnam

2013-04-11 | AFP
US pressed to seek rights improvements from Vietnam

2013-04-11 | Radio Free Asia
Call to Press Vietnam at Human Rights Dialogue

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends designating Vietnam as “Country of Particular Concern” for religious freedom violations

  
PARIS, 27 April 2017 (VCHR) –The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom issued on Wednesday by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and its recommendation that Vietnam be designated as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) by the US administration. Under the 1998 US International Religious Freedom Act, CPC designation applies to any country whose government engages in or tolerates particularly severe religious freedom violations that are systematic, ongoing, (...) continue

EPRID and VCHR urge EU to continue and strengthen the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief

  
PARIS, 27 March 2017 (VCHR) - The European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID), a Brussels-based network of civil society religious and non-religious organisations working to mainstream freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in EU policies and practices, sent an Open Letter to leaders of the European Union urging them to continue and strengthen the mandate of the Special Envoy for the (...) continue

Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounces violations of Religious Freedom at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

  
GENEVA, 15 March 2017 (VCHR) – Speaking on behalf of Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Mr. Võ Văn Ái, President of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) denounced grave and consistent violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief in Vietnam, in particular the adoption of a new restrictive law on religion and the harsh treatment of religious prisoners.< > < > In his statement to the (...) continue

VCHR regrets that US State Department’s Human Rights Report fails to raise the case of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Độ

  
PARIS, 9th March 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the US State Department’s 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices released on 3rd March 2017. The report’s 58-page chapter on Vietnam makes a severe appraisal of the human rights situation, documenting widespread abuses and “severe government restrictions” on citizens’ political rights and civil liberties.< > < > The report cites abuses such as “arbitrary arrest and detention for political activities; continued police mistreatment of suspects during arrest (...) continue

International Women’s Day in Vietnam: Imprisonment, Intimidation, Injustice, Inequality

  
PARIS, 7 March 2017 (VCHR) – As the world prepares to cele ate International Women’s Day on 8th March under the theme “Be Bold for Change”, women in Vietnam are paying a high price for standing up for their rights. Women human rights defenders, bloggers, on-line journalists, land rights and worker rights activists, religious and political dissidents are the target of utal attacks, harassments, intimidation, arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment in (...) continue

Pastor Nguyễn Trung Tôn kidnapped and beaten in Vietnam

  
PARIS, 2 March 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is deeply concerned by the increasing use of physical violence perpetrated by police in plain clothes or gangs of thugs hired by the authorities to repress dissidents, human rights defenders and civil society activists in Vietnam. The recent kidnapping and beating of protestant pastor Nguyễn Trung Tôn and his colleague Nguyễn Viết Tứ is the latest example of this disturbing trend.< > < > “Vietnam ratified the UN Convention (...) continue

Amnesty International group in US sends 70 letters to EP delegation to Vietnam calling for the release of Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ

  
PARIS 28 Fe uary 2017 (VCHR) – In preparation for a visit to Vietnam by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights from 20-24 Fe uary 2017, members of Amnesty International in Boston launched a letter-writing campaign to urge the EP delegation to press for the release of prominent Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), currently under house arrest in Saigon.< > < > Alvin Jacobson, who coordinated the campaign, informed the Vietnam Committee (...) continue

EU Delegation raises serious human rights concerns during visit to Vietnam

PARIS 24 Fe uary 2017 (VCHR) – A delegation of Members of the European Parliament visiting Vietnam from 20-24 Fe uary 2017 expressed serious concerns about violations of social and political rights including freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion or belief and freedom of the press. They said they were prevented from meeting prisoners of conscience and independent religious groups, and that several bloggers, human rights defenders and independent civil society activists were “harassed and persecuted” to prevent (...) continue

Death Penalty: Vietnam is the World’s 5th Worst Executioner

  
PARIS 16 Fe uary 2017 (VCHR) – According to a report published by the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam this month, Vietnam executed a total of 429 prisoners between August 2013 and June 2016. With this figure, Vietnam now ranks 5th on a list of the world’s worst executioners following China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and topping the United States, according to figures established by Amnesty International in 2015.< > < > “These figures are devastating”, said VCHR President Võ Văn (...) continue

In Lunar New Year Message, Thích Quảng Độ calls for Fearlessness to win freedom for Buddhism in Vietnam

  
PARIS, 30 January 2017 (IBIB) - The Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has issued a Message for the Lunar New Year of the Rooster (Tết), sent from the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Saigon where he is under effective house arrest.< > < > The Message invoked the theme of fearlessness, one of the central teachings of Buddhism, which the UBCV Patriarch proposed as the only way for Buddhists to put an end (...) continue



Oslo Freedom Forum interviews Thich Quang Do
Defending Civil Society, A report of the World Movement for Democracy
Al Jazeera TV interviews Yhich Quang Do in Saigon
Speech by Marietje Schaake MEP, Internet specialist at the European Parliament, to the “Conference on Violations of Internet Freedom in Vietnam”, Houston, Texas, 9 June 2013 :


Ven. Thich Huyen Quang
Spotlight

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions 2016
The Death Penalty in Vietnam
(2016)

Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions 2016
Freedom of Religion or Belief in Vietnam: State Management of Religions
(2016)

Violations of the Rights of Women in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Violations of the Rights of Women in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(CEDAW)

Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Vietnam (ICESCR)
Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Vietnam
(ICESCR)

Violations of the Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Violations of the Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(CERD)

Rule of Law or Rule by Law? - Crime and Punishment in Vietnam
Rule of Law
or Rule by Law?

Crime and Punishment in Vietnam


From “Vision” to Facts: Human Rights in Vietnam under its Chairmanship of ASEAN
From “Vision” to Facts: Human Rights in Vietnam under its Chairmanship of ASEAN

Universal Periodical Review of Vietnam, May 2009
Universal Periodical Review of Vietnam, May 2009

Report FIDH-OMCT : Vietnam : Twelve human rights defenders have the floor
Mission Report on Human Rights in Vietnam (FIDH & WOAT)
Thich Quang Do receives Rafto Prize 2006

Other News

2017-02-28
Amnesty International group in US sends 70 letters to EP delegation to Vietnam calling for the release of Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ

2017-02-24
EU Delegation raises serious human rights concerns during visit to Vietnam

2017-02-16
Death Penalty: Vietnam is the World’s 5th Worst Executioner

2017-01-30
In Lunar New Year Message, Thích Quảng Độ calls for Fearlessness to win freedom for Buddhism in Vietnam

2017-01-24
The Observatory: Viet Nam: Arbitrary detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga

2016-12-07
EU must press Vietnam to address serious human rights violations at upcoming human rights dialogue

2016-11-19
Vietnam New Law contravenes the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief

2016-10-06
54 Religious organisations and CSOs call on Vietnam National Assembly to revise Draft Law on Religion and Belief

2016-09-22
Vietnam: End ongoing crackdown on peaceful dissent

2016-09-20
VCHR and Hudson Institute hold Conference in Washington D.C. on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

 
 
 

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