Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

Opening Ceremony of a Training Course on Human Rights for Government Officials in 2013


In attendance at the ceremony were Prof.Dr. Vo Khanh Vinh, Vice President of VASS, Project Director of “Human Rights Studies and Education”; MA. Luu Anh Tuyet, Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, Deputy Director of the Project; Dr. Nguyen Bui Nam, Chief of VASS; Dr. Pham Minh Phuc, Deputy Director of Department of Personnel and Organization, and teachers of the course.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof.Dr. Vo Khanh Vinh said that the training course was being carried out within the framework of the “Human Rights Studies and Education” project, which is part of the cooperation program between the Vietnamese and Danish governments. Training on human rights had been considered by the Danish Embassy, various agencies and national network focal points on education in Vietnam as an activity of great significance and high efficiency in the current context. The course this year followed on from the success of the human rights training course held by VASS in 2012, and would be the second training course on human rights held at VASS for government officials working as managers.

The Project Management Board hoped that students participating in the course would have opportunities to be exposed to new knowledge relating to their professional activities and their management of students in their offices, and that the course would have practical and significant relevance for propaganda and policy planning in human rights areas in those agencies and in Vietnam’s human rights research network in the future.

The course was held from 26th to 30th of August 2013 and covered six topics: 1) Historical theory on human rights; 2) Vietnamese law and policy on human rights (focusing on political rights groups, and the right to social security; 3) Introduction to international conventions on human rights; 4)  Conditions to ensure and protect human rights; 5) Anti-peaceful evolution in the field of human rights; and 6) Basic issues in amending the 1992 Constitution in relation to human rights and the basic rights and duties of citizens.

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