Testimony of Quan Q. Nguyen, M.D. Before the Democratic Caucus, House of Representatives on Current Human Rights Situation in Vietnam

Testimony of Quan Q. Nguyen, M.D. Chairman of Rallying For Democracy in Vietnam Before the Democratic Caucus, House of Representatives on Current Human Rights Situation in Vietnam with Emphasis on Religious Freedom & the TPP

April 30, 2015

Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader
Honorable Chairman and Distinguished Members of the Caucus:

Remarks at the Atlantic Council's Conference on Trade and National Security: Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Atlantic Council
Washington, DC
April 23, 2015

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel's Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Remarks
Daniel R. Russel
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Seattle, WA
April 1, 2015

As prepared

Thank you, President Ellings, for the kind welcome, and for bringing together this distinguished group.

Vietnamese Rights Activists Hold Out Hope for Democracy

Prominent Vietnamese human rights activists have mixed views on the country’s future for democracy as they greet the Lunar New Year Tet holiday this week amid the government’s continued campaign against rights defenders, bloggers and dissidents.

Nguyen Bac Truyen, a former political prisoner and activist who opposes forced evictions and advocates for the rights of the Hoa Hao sect of Vietnamese Buddhists said he remains hopeful about the future of democracy in the one-party communist state.

Vietnam Passes Sham UN Rights Protection

Vietnam’s National Assembly has ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which was hailed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bangkok as “an important step towards ensuring the prevention and prohibition of torture.”

Deadline Extended! Applications to Donald M. Wilson Fellowship Now Due February 16th!

In 2011, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights established the Donald M. Wilson Fellowship program to provide a position at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to one outstanding recent law school graduate each year. Donald M. Wilson and his family recognized the need for greater support for recent graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to public service and generously endowed the Fellowship program at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. The Fellowship provides invaluable training and experience for a recent law school graduate preparing for a career in human rights.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns Kenya’s Security Law and Mass Deregistration of NGOs

(Washington, D.C. | December 19th, 2014)

Kerry Kennedy and Santiago A. Canton, on behalf of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, condemn the recent restrictions imposed on civil society in Kenya, namely the Security Law (Amendment) Act, which was signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier today.

Ambassador Ted Osius Says “Hello” to the People of Vietnam

Ambassador Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, introduces himself to the people of Vietnam.

Fixing the United States' Human Rights Misstep With Vietnam

The United States government made a mistake this month in relaxing a ban on lethal arms sales and transfers to Vietnam — a non-democratic, one-party state with an abysmal human rights record. The U.S. move, announced on October 2 as Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh was visiting Washington, undermines courageous activists in Vietnam and squanders important leverage that might have been used to encourage more reform.

Vietnam: Police Reforms Fall Short

(New York, August 21, 2014) – New Vietnamese government regulations on police investigations improve on past rules but fall well short of the deep reforms needed to curb widespread police abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.

The Ministry of Public Security’s new Circular 28 entitled “Regulating the Conduct of Criminal Investigations by the People’s Public Security” will go into effect on August 25, 2014, and supplement existing regulations.

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