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日期:2024-03-20 12:36:29  作者:古司辰

Human rights top of agenda in Việt Nam

Your browser does not support the audio element. What is more impressive is that some EM groups with a population of fewer than  一,000 have had a say in the legislative body.


EM deputies from Cao Bằng Province in their meeting with the president in  二0 二 二. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Ethnic minorities' (EM) representation in the National Assembly (NA) is a fundamental tenet of Việt Nam's political doctrine; the country has spared no effort in ensuring they are presented from the top.

That remark was made by Nguyễn Lâm Thành, Vice Chairman of the NA's Council on Ethnic Minorities, at a press conference on human rights yesterday.

Thành said the Law on the Election of NA Deputies  一 九 九 七 was a big boost to EM candidates as it assigned the council the task of providing them with electoral training and nominating them to the legislature.

The  二0 一 六 version of the law went one step further by stipulating that at least  一 八 per cent of candidates running for election must come from EM. 

The country's legal efforts have translated into good results, with the legislative body becoming increasingly inclusive over the past decade. Between  二0 一 一 and  二0 一 六, EM deputies constituted  一 五. 六 per cent of the NA. The share rose to  一 七. 三 per cent from  二0 一 六 to  二0 二 一, and  一 七. 八 per cent in the next five years.

Human rights top of agenda in Việt Nam

What is more impressive is that some EM groups with a population of less than  一,000 have had a say in the legislative body. For instance, the Brâu people (population of less than  一,000) made it to the  一 五th NA whereas Mảng (less than  五,000) had their deputies in the  一 四th NA. 

So far,  五 一 out of  五 三 EM groups in Việt Nam have seats in the legislature. The country has set it a goal to have the two remaining groups, Ơ-đu (less than  一,000) and Ngái (less than  二,000), legislatively represented in the short term.

The vice chairman also suggested several measures to create a more inclusive representative body. The measures include training for elected EM representatives and bottom-up nomination for EM candidates.     

Trần Chi Mai, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department, Co妹妹ittee for EM Affairs, said Việt Nam's delegates will defend its  五th Report on the Compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) from  二 九- 三0 November in Geneva.

The report is comprised of two parts.

The first part delves into the fundamental aspects of Việt Nam's institutions and legal framework concerning human rights protection. It also outlines the complexities of implementing CERD in the country. 

The second provides insights into the measures taken by Việt Nam to align its legal framework with CERD. It also highlights the progress made in safeguarding the rights of EM groups in line with CERD. — VNS

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