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Vietnam Briefing: The Military Faces Crisis Over The Death Of A Young Officer. More Arrests And Charges Against Civil Society Actors

Vietnam Briefing: The Military Faces Crisis Over The Death Of A Young Officer. More Arrests And Charges Against Civil Society Actors
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, looks at Vietnam’s political developments of the past week. A young military officer found deadOn June 28, a 19-year-old military officer, Tran Duc Do, was found dead while undergoing compulsory military service. Both the military and the state-controlled

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
How Can The EU Parliament Convince Us That Vietnam Will Improve Its Human Rights Record When Dissidents Continue To Get Jailed For Exercising Their Rights?

How Can The EU Parliament Convince Us That Vietnam Will Improve Its Human Rights Record When Dissidents Continue To Get Jailed For Exercising Their Rights?
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The European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EV-FTA) is expected to be a comprehensive win-win deal for both sides, ambitiously seeking to improve trade and boost mutual economic growth. As with all free trade agreements to which the EU is a party to, a human rights clause is built into

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
Opinion-Section
EU Officials Raised Concern Over Worrying Human Rights Situation In Vietnam

EU Officials Raised Concern Over Worrying Human Rights Situation In Vietnam
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“The human rights situation in Vietnam is worrying,” according to Commissioner for Trade of the European Union, Cecilia Malmström, after her meeting with independent Vietnamese civil society organizations on March 14, 2019. When announcing the adoption of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements (EV-FTA) in October 2018, Commissioner Malmström had

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Quynh-Vi Tran
Human Rights
Vietnam: When Workers’ Rights Face Resistance From A Socialist Government

Vietnam: When Workers’ Rights Face Resistance From A Socialist Government
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Vietnam’s dismal human rights records in 2017 and 2018 could play a role in delaying the ratification of the much anticipated European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EV-FTA) this year. A group of MEPs from across the EU Parliament’s political spectrum has repeatedly demanded that Vietnam improves its human

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Quynh-Vi Tran
Politics
EU Parliament’s Members Ask Vietnam To Release Activist Hoang Duc Binh, Reiterate Human Rights Benchmark for EV-FTA

EU Parliament’s Members Ask Vietnam To Release Activist Hoang Duc Binh, Reiterate Human Rights Benchmark for EV-FTA
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February 1, 2019, a group of nine EU Parliament’s members from different political parties, jointly sent a letter to Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong, asking for the unconditional release of environment and labor rights defender, Hoang Duc Binh. The letter reminded Vietnam that “the promotion and protection of

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Human Rights