Aerolyne Reed

Aerolyne Reed

Aerolyne Reed is a writer and she does not consider herself as anyone special. She thinks she is just another sound, lost in a multitude of voices, just another soul adrift in the aetherial sea. Yet,

China’s Questionable Extradition Policies And What They Mean For Vietnam

China’s Questionable Extradition Policies And What They Mean For Vietnam
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When Xi Jinping became president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2012, he brought with him undeniable economic rejuvenation for his country alongside an increasing clampdown on freedoms and an ongoing war on corruption within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Under the guise of government reform, his

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam’s Chain Of Arrests, Illegal Detentions, And Prosecutions

Vietnam’s Chain Of Arrests, Illegal Detentions, And Prosecutions
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Vietnam welcomes 2022 burdened with the baggage of prior years, with its lauded COVID-19 pandemic measures buckling under the strain of the new Delta and Omicron variants coupled with mounting international pressure from the United Nations and other concerned organizations. The country’s downward decline in 2021, in terms of

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Under Watchful Eyes: How Vietnam Prevents Human Rights Defenders From Connecting With The United Nations

Under Watchful Eyes: How Vietnam Prevents Human Rights Defenders From Connecting With The United Nations
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The duties of the United Nations are vast, varied, and diverse. These can range anywhere from providing relief and medical aid, to deploying peacekeeping forces in areas of conflict, and serving as a venue for arbitration to resolve existing tension between countries in conflict. Added to these, one more responsibility

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
The Shameless Spectacle Of Vietnam’s Attempt To Rejoin The UN Human Rights Council

The Shameless Spectacle Of Vietnam’s Attempt To Rejoin The UN Human Rights Council
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Earlier this year, on February 22, 2021, the government of Vietnam announced its candidacy to join the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Claiming that it had been “endorsed as the ASEAN candidate,” the Vietnamese government also seemed to be using the early success of its COVID-19 response as the

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Remains Classified As “Closed” In CIVICUS Monitor’s 2021 Report

Vietnam Remains Classified As “Closed” In CIVICUS Monitor’s 2021 Report
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Vietnam continues to be ranked as “ closed” in CIVICUS Monitor’s 2021 Report, People Power Under Attack, released on December 8, 2021. The report, which is the result of the collaborative effort of over 20 civil society organizations and activists, “aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of the conditions for

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Formosa Plastics Group: The Corporate Mafia

Formosa Plastics Group: The Corporate Mafia
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The early days of April 2016 marked the beginning of a grave environmental disaster that would result in the deaths of two Vietnamese, long-lasting health issues for others, and the loss of several hundreds of tons of marine life. A waste discharge pipe owned by Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, a

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Aerolyne Reed
Environmental Rights
UN Experts Challenge Vietnam And The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia To Address Human Trafficking

UN Experts Challenge Vietnam And The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia To Address Human Trafficking
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Several United Nations Special Rapporteurs* released a statement last Thursday calling on The Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stop the trafficking of Vietnamese women and girls who enter Saudi Arabia to serve as domestic workers. These UN experts stated that a number of labor

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Aerolyne Reed
Human Trafficking
UN Human Rights Experts Call For The Immediate Release Of Writer And Human Rights Defender Pham Doan Trang

UN Human Rights Experts Call For The Immediate Release Of Writer And Human Rights Defender Pham Doan Trang
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On October 29, 2021, several UN human rights experts called on the Vietnamese government to immediately and unconditionally release detained writer and human rights defender Pham Doan Trang. Doan Trang, who is currently imprisoned in Hanoi Temporary Detention Centre No. 1, was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on October

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights