The US Global Magnitsky Act

Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian accountant who, in 2009, was tortured, denied medical attention, and found dead in his Moscow jail cell. Russian authorities had targeted him for his role in exposing a giant tax fraud scheme allegedly involving high-level Read More

2018 Recommendations for US – Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

Context and Update Vietnam implements a number of vaguely-worded and restrictive laws to punish individuals for exercising fundamental rights including: a. Freedom of Religion Since the new Government of Vietnam came into power in May 2016, at least 59 human Read More

VOICE holds Vietnam accountable to human rights agreements on mid-term campaign

VOICE delegation at the UN office in Geneva. From left to right: Anna Nguyen, Le Thi Minh Ha, and Dinh Thao. Source: VietnamUPR Facebook page Haiy Le, October 9, 2017: When the human rights group, Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 33/2017 – Week of October 9-15 – The 88 Project

Greetings from Huong, Ella, and Kaylee from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of October 9-15. Blogger Phan Kim Khanh will go to trial on Read More

One Year After Arrest, Demand for Release of Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Me Nam – Civil Rights Defenders

Public Statement On 10 October 2016, Vietnamese authorities arrested blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom), on charges of spreading propaganda against the State. On 29 June, Me Nam was sentenced to 10 Read More

VOICE Representative’s speech at the UN Human Rights Council

Let’s listen to our statement before the United Nations’ Human Rights Council today, delivered by Đinh Thảo, one of our delegates, a staff of VOICE. We are proud to bring voices of conscience from #Vietnam to the international community’s attention. Read More

VOICE Launches Mid-term UPR Advocacy Campaign 2017

13/9/2017 – Following VOICE’s Universal Periodic Review Advocacy Campaign in 2014, a delegation advocating for human rights in Vietnam will go to Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Czech Republic to update United Nations bodies and relevant organizations on Read More