Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam detailed its efforts and achievements in the protection and promotion civil and political rights during a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on March 11.
As part of Vietnam’s third national report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) shared at the 125th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 11 to 12, Vietnam made significant development progress in all areas, including the protection and promotion of civil and political rights.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Justice Minister Nguyen Khanh Ngoc pointed out that significant reforms and changes have been registered not only in the economic sphere, but also in the areas of law, justice , non-discrimination, public administration and the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights. and freedom.
The material and spiritual life of the country’s citizens has improved, Ngoc said, adding that all reform efforts have been made peacefully and with public support.
At the event, Vietnam submitted the report and another in response to a list of issues of interest from the UN Human Rights Committee. They all showed Vietnam’s efforts to improve human rights policies and regulations as well as the country’s development in protecting and promoting civil and political rights after the second report presented in 2002.
Dialogues at the event help the UN commission and nations see Vietnam’s progress in protecting and promoting human rights.
It also helps member countries of the commission to better understand the Vietnamese government’s commitments, achievements, as well as the challenges the country faces in protecting and promoting rights and freedoms.
The ICCPR is an international human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations in 1966.-VNA