Vietnam’s human rights record is scheduled to be reviewed for official approval at a Thursday plenary session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Switzerland. The review is part of a regular process it conducts every four years.
The Southeast Asian nation is one of 192 member states of the UN to go through the Universal Periodic Review which is a new mechanism of the Council.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Vietnam announced on its website that Vietnam will give replies at the session to recommendations concerning basic legal rights of people arrested for security charges, law on protection of whistle blowers, abrogation of death sentence, respect to religious freedom and the establishment of the independent agency for national human rights watch.
According to the UN regulations, international organizations and other countries are able to present reports on human rights records of any nation during the review process, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website.
The result of each review is reflected in an “outcome report” listing the recommendations made to the State under review (SuR), including those that it accepted.
By: Huong Giang