Resources: Confronting Torture and Rights Abuses in Vietnam
Victims of land grabbing protest in Saigon. (Photo: Danlambao)
The Now! Campaign
A coalition of human rights organizations calling upon the government of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience. The Campaign maintains a detailed list of prisoners of conscience.
Vietnam-Coalition Against Torture (VN-CAT)
A Vietnam-based civil society organization that monitors Vietnam's adherence to the Convention Against Torture and provides mechanisms for victims and activists to report violations of the convention.
Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT-France)
A Paris-based ecumenical organisation created in 1974 that fights against torture and the death penalty around the world and defends asylum rights. ACAT is based on a network of more than 36.000 activists in France and more than 300 local groups.
Boat People SOS (BPSOS)
Founded in 1980 by former Vietnamese refugees, Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a non-profit organization with branches in multiple cities in the United States and operations in Southeast Asia. BPSOS's international initiatives have defended the rights of asylum seekers, rescued victims of human trafficking, supported at-risk human rights defenders and built capacity for persecuted religious and indigenous communities.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)
An advocacy organisation working for religious freedom in more than 20 countries. Through in-depth research, CSW gathers evidence of religious freedom violations, raises awareness, and calls on nations to uphold this right in accordance with international and national obligations.
Legal Initiatives for Vietnam (LIV)
Formed by a group of Vietnamese lawyers, jurists, and journalists who have been working with independent civil society organizations in Vietnam since at least 2011. LIV works to improve the legal framework and political culture in Vietnam through the implementation of universal values of human rights, democracy, and rule of law.
Prisons within Prisons: Torture and Ill-treatment of Prisoners of Conscience in Vietnam
Amnesty International, June 2016
Report on Human Rights in Vietnam 2016-2017
Vietnam Human Rights Network, 2018
The Death Penalty in Vietnam 2016
Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, June 2016
Public Insecurity: Deaths in Custody and Police Brutality in Vietnam
Human Rights Watch, September 2014
Abandoned People: Khmer Krom Seeking Asylum and Refuge in Thailand
Minority Rights Organization, February 5, 2014.
Vietnam: Torture, Forced Labor in Drug Detention
Human Rights Watch, September 2011
Vietnam: Widespread Police Brutality, Deaths in Detention
Human Rights Watch, September 2010
Vietnam: At Least 200 Political Prisoners Behind Bars
FIDH and VCHR, March 6, 2014.