• Advocacy

    We run specific campaigns aimed at promoting fundamental rights in tandem with our in-country partners and INGOs using UN human rights mechanisms and dialogues between Vietnam and Australia, the US, and the EU. Additionally, by providing a space for networking in our capacity-building program, VOICE connects the Vietnamese HRDs to representatives from regional and international mechanisms, enabling further opportunities for advocacy.

VOICE Australia and Prisoner of conscience Dinh Nguyen Kha’s mother advocate for human rights in Vietnam

On 12 July 2017, VOICE, along with a number of interested civil society organizations (CSOS) met with Dr. Lachlan Strahan, First Assistant Secretary of the Multilateral Policy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, Australia, ahead of the fourteenth Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue, which is expected to be held in Canberra in August.

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VOICE Statement on Blogger Me Nam’s Trial

VOICE STATEMENT ON BLOGGER ME NAM’S TRIAL
30 JUNE 2017
Blogger Me Nam was convicted and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after a one-day trial in Vietnam yesterday. She had dared to criticize the government in her blogs, calling for transparency and accountability, as well as social and political reforms. Despite their peaceful nature, she was found guilty of ‘conducting propaganda against the state’, a criminal offence under Vietnam’s draconian Penal Code.
VOICE is shocked and outraged over the sentencing of Blogger Me Nam by Vietnam’s kangaroo court system, which did not even allow her mother and two young children to attend the trial. Her mother was only allowed to follow the trial through a TV screen in an adjacent room.

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Amnesty International: Open letter on Prisoner of Conscience Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức

On the 8th anniversary of the arrest of POC Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức – and half way through his 16-year prison sentence – the Directors of 12 Amnesty International offices call for his immediate and unconditional release. The letter also calls on Viet Nam’s prison authorities to ensure…

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Cease Reprisals Against Mother Mushroom’s Family

Civil Rights Defenders has been informed that the family of detained blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh (also known as Me Nam or “Mother Mushroom”) has been surrounded and confined by security police. Vietnam’s authorities should immediately lift this brazenly illegal measure and cease reprisals against Mother Mushroom’s family,…

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Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups 13 February 2015 NEVER AGAIN: LET’S END THE DETENTION OF CHILDREN ONCE AND FOR ALL

“VOICE Australia is 1 of over 200 groups to sign onto a statement to call for the cessation of detaining asylum children. This joint letter follows the release this week of the Australian HR Commission’s report on kids in detention.” The  report  of  the  Australian  Human …

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Danh sách quý vị mạnh thường quân ở NEW JERSEY ủng hộ cho VOICE

NAME CHECK CASH TOTAL Dung/Thanh Nguyen $50.00 $50.00 Anh T Ha/Minh Chau Nguyen $100.00 $100.00 Cu D. Ha/Nhan T. Ha $100.00 $100.00 Chuong D Nguye/Nam Nguyen $200.00 $200.00 BeBe Nails $100.00 $100.00 Thuyet Le/Loni Le $1,500.00 $1,500.00 Ba Thi Nguyen $100.00 $100.00 Cong Dong Nguoi Viet Quoc Gia NY $200.00…

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Danh sách quý vị mạnh thường quân ủng hộ NJVACA cho VOICE

Stt Họ và tên T. Phố/T. Bang TN.Viên Số tiền 1 ÔB Lê Quốc-Ánh Nguyệt North Brunswick, NJ NJVACA $100.00 2 Cô Nguyễn Bích Dương Montclair, NJ Bích $100.00 3 Chú An-Quý Hùng Jersey City, NJ NJVACA $100.00 4 A/C Phương & Tuấn Lê Bridgewater, NJ Phương $100.00 5 A/C…

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Outcome of Appellate Review for Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh

13 DECEMBER 2014
The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed. We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards and call on the Vietnamese authorities to release the Defendants immediately.

Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, along with her co-Defendants, Mr. Nguyen Van Minh and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, had been arrested on 11 February 2014. On 26 August 2014, they were convicted and sentenced to 3 years, 2.5 years and 2 years imprisonment under Article 245 for causing public disorder.

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Appeal Trial of Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang & Others

On 26 August 2014, in a one-day trial, three human rights defenders were sentenced in Dong Thap Province, Vietnam under Article 245 of its Penal Code for “causing public disorder.” Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, a defender for land-lost farmers and religious groups, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, while her co-defendants, Mr. Nguyen Van Minh and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, both religious workers of the independent but outlawed Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, were sentenced to two-and-a-half years and two years’ imprisonment, respectively. The defendants were 3 of 21 individuals who were beaten and detained while attempting to visit a fellow activist, human rights lawyer Nguyen Bac Truyen. With the upcoming appeal to be held on 12 December 2014, we would like to call on the Vietnamese government to ensure that the appeal proceedings are carried out in a way which complies with Vietnamese laws as well as the international law and standards on fair trial.

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List of donors – VOICE Canada

2000 dollars was deposited to Mrs Paula Hicks-Le Anh Nguyet, NJVACA TD Bank account on 11-10-2014 for VOICE-Canada fund raising.

Below is the list of donors.

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Freedom at Last (cập nhật danh sách quyên góp)

Nam Lộc

Không ai có thể ngờ được câu nói lịch sử của Mục Sư Martin Luther King, nhà tranh đấu cho nhân quyền nổi tiếng ở Hoa Kỳ hơn nửa thế kỷ trước, mà nay lại được 28 người tỵ nạn Việt Nam reo vang trên đất nước Canada để diễn tả niềm vui sướng cùng tâm trạng của mình khi họ vừa đặt chân đến bến bờ tự do trong vòng tay ân cần và thương mến của cộng đồng người Việt tại thành phố Vancouver vào lúc 4 giờ chiều Thứ Năm, 13 tháng 11, 2014 vừa qua.

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Danh sách ủng hộ từ Cộng đồng Việt Nam Tự do New Jersey

VOICE xin gửi đến quý vị danh sách các cá nhân từ Cộng đồng Việt Nam Tự do New Jersey đã ủng hộ như sau:

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Danh sách ủng hộ đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Thái Lan – Cập nhật lần 4

VOICE xin cập nhật tới bạn đọc danh sách quý vị đã quyên góp ủng hộ đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Thái Lan. Đây là danh sách cập nhật lần thứ 4. Trân trọng.

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Danh sách ủng hộ đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Thái Lan – Cập nhật lần 3

VOICE xin cập nhật tới bạn đọc danh sách quý vị đã quyên góp ủng hộ đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Thái Lan. Đây là danh sách cập nhật lần thứ 3.

Trân trọng.

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Call for Release of Vietnamese Human Rights Defenders

On 26 August 2014, three activists in Vietnam were sentenced to long prison terms for “disturbing the public order.” Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang (DOB: 1964), an outspoken and long-time advocate for land-lost peasants and religious groups in Vietnam, along with Mr. Nguyen Van Minh (DOB: 1980) and Ms. Nguyen…

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