Vietnam: Report on the situation of civil and political rights submitted to UN body


On January 5th, 2024, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) submitted a report to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (CCPR) on selected civil and political rights in Vietnam.

The report for the List of Issues (LoI), jointly prepared with the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), is part of the CCPR’s review of the country’s fourth periodic report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

The FIDH-VCHR report raises concerns with regard to: 1) the death penalty; 2) torture; 3) detention conditions; 4) the right to a fair trial; 5) freedom of expression; 6) freedom of peaceful assembly; and 7) freedom of association.

The CCPR will meet to adopt the LoI for Vietnam on 28 March 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland. The LoI is a document that contains key concerns and questions that the CCPR will transmit to the government of Vietnam prior to the actual review session, the date of which has not yet been set.

Read the joint submission below.

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