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VN, EU team up for human rights

Update: October, 05/2016 - 11:46
Experts from Việt Nam and the European Union (EU) shared their experiences in ensuring human rights while implementing the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) during a workshop held in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on Monday. — Photo daidoanket.vn

CẦN THƠ — Experts from Việt Nam and the European Union (EU) shared their experiences in ensuring human rights while implementing the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) during a workshop held in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on Monday. 
The event provided an insight into important human rights principles set in international conventions, and the UNCAT in particular, for officials working in Việt Nam’s public security, judicial, and court sectors. 
Participants presented Việt Nam’s responsibility in carrying out international conventions, including the UNCAT, to which the country is a member. 
EU experts updated the current situation in the field in the union, as well as shared experiences from EU and member states on crime investigation without the use of torture, and highlighting methods to prevent torture. 
The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the UN Convention against Torture) is an international human rights treaty approved by the UN General Assembly in December 1984. 
It aims to prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment around the world. 
Việt Nam signed the UNCAT in 2013 with the approval of the National Assembly in 2014, demonstrating the Vietnamese Government’s strong commitment to preventing torture and protecting human rights in the country. 
In ASEAN, Việt Nam was the sixth nation to join the UNCAT, along with Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. — VNS

 

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