Democracy for Vietnam: Obstacles and Opportunities

15 December 2021  11:00 - 12:00

Virtual Event | Organised by Vietnam Democracy Center | Held in United States in English
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By advocating for a multi-party system, tightening the amendment process, and getting approval from the citizens, we ensure that our constitution model, with 3.1 million responses with the approval rate of each article ranging from 87 to 97%, will be practiced rather than just looking good on paper.

Support to democracy and human rights plays a fundamental role in combatting oppression, building democracies, and reducing poverty in all its dimensions. The Vietnam’s democracy should be guided by the principles that human rights are universal, interdependent, and indivisible to gain trust and support from overseas and international communities.

About 1.2 million Vietnamese have participated a referendum with 95% of them approved, in favor of taking legal action in international courts against China’s aggression in the South China Sea. This demonstrates the fundamental and universal human need for a democratic society in which elected leaders listen and carry out the will of the people.

A democratic Vietnam needs to form alliances with other free and democratic countries to stop the expansion of totalitarianism in Asia and the rest of the world. Building an alliance against China’s genocide and other crimes against humanity is a part of the defense of democracy.

Presenters

  • Prof. Thien Nguyen, PhD, President, Vietnam Democracy Center
  • Mr. Oanh Pham, Thang Nghia Forum
  • Dr. Quoc-Hung Tran, MD, Coordinator, Alliance for Vietnam’s Democracy
  • Prof. Hung Phan, President, Vietnam Human Rights Bill Advocacy Committee