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Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, Minister of Finance Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tadashi Maeda, Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation Atsuro Kuroda, Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment…
Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River in Danville, Virginia
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Dear Members of the European Parliament,
 
 We, the undersigned Vietnamese and international civil society organisations, are writing to urge you to ensure that the European Parliament postpones its consent to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (…
A general view shows the plenary room of the European Parliament during a voting session in Strasbourg, France, May 20, 2015.
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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Dear High Representative/Vice President Mogherini,
 
 We are writing to express our deep concern about the arrest and sentencing of legal expert and human rights defender Nguyễn Bắc Truyển in Vietnam, and to request that you take all necessary…
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Joint Letter to the EU's Council and Parliament

To: Mr Donald Tusk
 President of the European Council
 
 Mr Bernd Lange
 Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade
 
 Brussels, 18 January 2019
 
 Re: Call to Postpone the Ratification of the EU-…
Top (left to right): Le Thu Ha, Nguyen Bac Truyen, and Nguyen Trung Ton  Bottom (left to right): Nguyen Van Dai, Phạm Van Troi, and Truong Minh Duc
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Dear Foreign Minister Kono:
 
 We are writing to urge you to raise critical human rights concerns during your upcoming visit to Vietnam and meeting with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on September 13. We urge you to…
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Human Rights Watch Submission

Australia – Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
 
 Human Rights Watch Submission
 
 July 2017
 
  
 
 We write on the occasion of the forthcoming 14th Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Canberra in…
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February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…
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April 27, 2016
 
 Barack Obama
 President of the United States of America
 The White House
 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
 Washington, DC 20500
 
 Re: Vietnam 
 
 Dear Mr. President:
 
 As you prepare for…
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Re: US-ASEAN Summit

February 10, 2016
 
 President Barack Obama
 The White House
 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
 Washington, DC 20500
 
 Dear President Obama:
 
 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, are writing to ask that…
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EU–Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
 
 Human Rights Watch Recommendations
 
 December 2015
 
  
 
 Human Rights Watch appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing preparations for the forthcoming EU-Vietnam human…
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August 3, 2015
 
 Australia – Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
 
 Human Rights Watch Submission
 
 We write on the occasion of the forthcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held on August 14, 2015. We urge…
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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014   Hector Timerman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Brazil Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of…
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Secretary of State John Kerry Department of State Washington, DC   Dear Secretary Kerry, Your visit to Vietnam December 14-17 offers an important opportunity to highlight the Vietnamese government’s worsening record on human rights, in particular…
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Dear Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, We write to you about Vietnam’s constitutional amendment process. Human Rights Watch is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization with more than 400 staff members around the globe, including country experts…