UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Viet Nam

GENEVA (29 March 2019) _ The United Nations Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of Viet Nam.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and also main matters of concern and recommendations.

During its latest session, from 4 to 29 March 2019, the group of independent experts also examined the civil and political rights record of Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The UN Human Rights Committee will next meet from 1 to 26 July, 2019, to review Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan.


The Human Rights Committee monitors States parties’ adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which to date has been ratified by 172 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.

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