March 25, 2009
UN Human Rights Council use UNPO research on Vietnam to document human rights abuses.
Findings from a UNPO report have been included in the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam.
The UPR uses submissions from a variety of civil society members, NGO’s and other relevant stakeholders to create objective and reliable information about the human rights situation of the government in question.
Each report is analyzed and reviewed by the UPR working group, and then the state in question is invited to respond.
The UNPO report urged the Vietnamese authorities to acknowledge the indigenous status of both the Khmer Kampuchea Krom, as well as that of the Christian Montagnards.
It also highlighted the human rights violations faced by those indigenous communities within Vietnam.
For a summary of the stakeholders’ submission papers click here.