Australian expert praises Vietnam’s human rights achievements

January 23, 2007, THANH NIEN

Vietnam has recorded many important achievements in promoting human rights and actively participated in the world’s human rights system, an Australian expert said at a seminar in Hanoi Monday.
David Robinson from the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission noted that Vietnam’s constitution included important provisions of human rights protection, and the country had committed to abide by the international conventions on human rights through its signed documents.

At the seminar entitled “Vietnam and international conventions on human rights”, Assistant to Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh stressed that Vietnam had constantly exerted its efforts to improve its legal system and promote education on respecting human rights.

Vietnam’s efforts in implementing international human rights conventions were recognized and appreciated by different committees that supervise the implementation of convention on human rights, the official added.

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