Category: VN-EU

IPA President: I admire Pham Doan Trang’s courage

On October 7, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security confirmed that it had “arrested” independent journalist Pham Doan Trang in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City on October 6. The short announcement posted on the ministry’s Electronic Information Portal said that…
Global media covers Pham Doan Trang’s arrest

A series of articles in many languages, from many news agencies around the world, simultaneously reported and analyzed the detention of dissident journalist Pham Doan Trang, who was charged with “conducting anti-state propaganda.” With this allegation, Ms. Pham Doan Trang…
Possibility of war breaking out in the South China Sea

Dr. Le Thu Huong, a senior researcher of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, commented on Vietnam-China relations in the context of increasing tensions in the East Sea (South China Sea), without eliminating the risk of military conflict in the sea.…
Magnisky Act and sanctions against human rights abuses in Vietnam?

Several observers of politics and human rights comment to the BBC on how international, including the European Union and the US, has more effective sanctions on human rights violations in Vietnam. The Magnitsky Act on human rights sanctions can become…
Are protests in Hong Kong and Thailand spreading to Vietnam?

Thai youth and protesters in Hong Kong The state media of Vietnam proved not inferior to international news agencies in the speed of updating information related to the protests of tens of thousands of Thai people and young people, which…
Vietnam buys Israel surveillance system to equip Coast Guard force

Vietnam has just selected the Israeli company Controp as a supplier of surveillance systems for the new ships of its Coast Guard, Israel’s media cited the information from Controp on Sept 11. Control is a manufacturer specializing in photoelectric and…
Who buys “golden passports” of Cyprus?

Al Jazeera media report series based on classified Cyprus government documents revealed that the island country facilitates “easily corrupted” foreign politicians to buy EU’s citizenship. Recent trends show that many Vietnamese officials seek a safe way out with a passport…
COVID-19: Vietnam to use a domestic vaccine or buy from Russia?

Vietnam health officials recently said that the development of the COVID-19 vaccine locally-made has initially had positive results. Speaking at the COVID-19 vaccine workshop, organized by the Ministry of Health on the morning of July 22 in Hanoi, Acting Health…
Sanctions – tools to promote human rights for activists

At the session titled “Human rights institutions, and sanctions“, Ms. Desi Hanara, coordinator of the ASEAN Parliament for Human Rights (APHR), made a presentation about efforts to send letters to the Vietnamese Prime Minister requesting the release of the prisoner…