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No discernible leverage applied by EU in last week's finalization of the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement(FTA) regarding Human Rights Violations in Vietnam. This is regrettable as EU-Vietnam trade last year was valued at US$50.4 billion and with the FTA trade it is expected to multiply rapidly. [During a working session between MOIT Minister Tran Tuan Anh and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels, Belgium on June 25, the two sides formally concluded the entire legal review of the EVFTA, while finishing discussions on a Vietnam-EU IPA. They agreed to promptly make a proposal to the authorised agencies of both sides for the official signing and ratification of these two deals.] There is however one stipulation in the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement(FTA) which might be utilized in the international courts against the oppressive and gross Human Rights Violations by the Vietnam Communist Government against the people of Vietnam. In the December 02, 2015 FTA agreement signed by Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, and Hà Hùng Cường, Vietnamese Minister for Justice there is a stipulation required by the FTA which states [The agreement includes a robust and comprehensive chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development, which covers both labour and environmental issues related to trade. This includes commitments to the CORE CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) on issues such as the right to organise and the abolition of forced labour. Civil society will have an important role in monitoring these commitments.] Here is an excerpt from the CORE CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) which might be used to petition the EU to delay and force them to place pressure on the Vietnam Communists regarding Human Rights. CORE CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) PART I. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION Article 1 Each Member of the International Labour Organisation for which this Convention is in force undertakes to give effect to the following provisions. Article 2 Workers and employers, without distinction whatsoever, shall have the right to establish and, subject only to the rules of the organisation concerned, to join organisations of their own choosing without previous authorisation. Article 3 1. Workers' and employers' organisations shall have the right to draw up their constitutions and rules, to elect their representatives in full freedom, to organise their administration and activities and to formulate their programmes. 2. The public authorities shall refrain from any interference which would restrict this right or impede the lawful exercise thereof. Article 4 Workers' and employers' organisations shall not be liable to be dissolved or suspended by administrative authority. Article 5 Workers' and employers' organisations shall have the right to establish and join federations and confederations and any such organisation, federation or confederation shall have the right to affiliate with international organisations of workers and employers. Article 6 The provisions of Articles 2, 3 and 4 hereof apply to federations and confederations of workers' and employers' organisations. Article 7 The acquisition of legal personality by workers' and employers' organisations, federations and confederations shall not be made subject to conditions of such a character as to restrict the application of the provisions of Articles 2, 3 and 4 hereof. Article 8 1. In exercising the rights provided for in this Convention workers and employers and their respective organisations, like other persons or organised collectivities, shall respect the law of the land. 2. The law of the land shall not be such as to impair, nor shall it be so applied as to impair, the guarantees provided for in this Convention. --Convention C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) --http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C087 -RETRIEVED-Mon Jul 02 2018 19:12:06 GMT+0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time) --------------------------------- Fundamental Conventions The ILO's Governing Body has identified eight conventions as "fundamental", covering subjects that are considered as fundamental principles and rights at work: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. These principles are also covered in the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998). There are currently over 1,367 ratifications of these conventions, representing 91,4% of the possible number of ratifications. A further 129 ratifications are still required to meet the objective of universal ratification of all the fundamental. The eight fundamental Conventions are: 1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) 2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) 3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) 4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) 5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) 6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) 7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) 8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) --Conventions and Recommendations --http://www.ilo.org/global/standards/introduction-to-international-labour-standards/conventions-and-recommendations/lang--en/index.htm -RETRIEVED-Mon Jul 02 2018 19:31:25 GMT+0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time) --------------------------------- 2 December 2015 Done deal with Vietnam https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/malmstrom/blog/done-deal-vietnam_en June 22, 2018 EU Should Stand Up for Vietnam’s People Use Trade Pact to Demand Rights Improvements Languages Available In English Tiếng Việt https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/22/eu-should-stand-vietnams-people 2018-06-27 Legal review of EU-Vietnam FTA completed http://en.nhandan.org.vn/business/item/6322202-legal-review-of-eu-vietnam-fta-completed.html #EntryVN #minds #news #politics #vietnam #china #EU #HumanRights #FreeSpeech #FreeTradeAgreement #FTA #CeciliaMalmstrom #TranTuanAnh #NevenMimica #HaHungCưong #JeanClaudeJuncker #NguyenTanDung #EVFTA #entryreqrd #swenglishrantings
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Injustice is common in #Vietnam. It happens everyday, everytime, everywhere. A man set himself on fire to protest injustice in daylight in #Hanoi.

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I am happy that I can find out useful information about or related to #Vietnam and interesting foreign friends, who share such information!
No discernible leverage applied by EU in last week's finalization of the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement(FTA) regarding Human Rights Violations in Vietnam. This is regrettable as EU-Vietnam trade last year was valued at US$50.4 billion and with the FTA trade it is expected to multiply rapidly. [During a working session between MOIT Minister Tran Tuan Anh and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels, Belgium on June 25, the two sides formally concluded the entire legal review of the EVFTA, while finishing discussions on a Vietnam-EU IPA. They agreed to promptly make a proposal to the authorised agencies of both sides for the official signing and ratification of these two deals.] There is however one stipulation in the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement(FTA) which might be utilized in the international courts against the oppressive and gross Human Rights Violations by the Vietnam Communist Government against the people of Vietnam. In the December 02, 2015 FTA agreement signed by Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, and Hà Hùng Cường, Vietnamese Minister for Justice there is a stipulation required by the FTA which states [The agreement includes a robust and comprehensive chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development, which covers both labour and environmental issues related to trade. This includes commitments to the CORE CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) on issues such as the right to organise and the abolition of forced labour. Civil society will have an important role in monitoring these commitments.] Here is an excerpt from the CORE CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) which might be used to petition the EU to delay and force them to place pressure on the Vietnam Communists regarding Human Rights. CORE CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) PART I. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION Article 1 Each Member of the International Labour Organisation for which this Convention is in force undertakes to give effect to the following provisions. Article 2 Workers and employers, without distinction whatsoever, shall have the right to establish and, subject only to the rules of the organisation concerned, to join organisations of their own choosing without previous authorisation. Article 3 1. Workers' and employers' organisations shall have the right to draw up their constitutions and rules, to elect their representatives in full freedom, to organise their administration and activities and to formulate their programmes. 2. The public authorities shall refrain from any interference which would restrict this right or impede the lawful exercise thereof. Article 4 Workers' and employers' organisations shall not be liable to be dissolved or suspended by administrative authority. Article 5 Workers' and employers' organisations shall have the right to establish and join federations and confederations and any such organisation, federation or confederation shall have the right to affiliate with international organisations of workers and employers. Article 6 The provisions of Articles 2, 3 and 4 hereof apply to federations and confederations of workers' and employers' organisations. Article 7 The acquisition of legal personality by workers' and employers' organisations, federations and confederations shall not be made subject to conditions of such a character as to restrict the application of the provisions of Articles 2, 3 and 4 hereof. Article 8 1. In exercising the rights provided for in this Convention workers and employers and their respective organisations, like other persons or organised collectivities, shall respect the law of the land. 2. The law of the land shall not be such as to impair, nor shall it be so applied as to impair, the guarantees provided for in this Convention. --Convention C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) --http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C087 -RETRIEVED-Mon Jul 02 2018 19:12:06 GMT+0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time) --------------------------------- Fundamental Conventions The ILO's Governing Body has identified eight conventions as "fundamental", covering subjects that are considered as fundamental principles and rights at work: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. These principles are also covered in the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998). There are currently over 1,367 ratifications of these conventions, representing 91,4% of the possible number of ratifications. A further 129 ratifications are still required to meet the objective of universal ratification of all the fundamental. The eight fundamental Conventions are: 1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) 2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) 3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) 4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) 5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) 6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) 7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) 8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) --Conventions and Recommendations --http://www.ilo.org/global/standards/introduction-to-international-labour-standards/conventions-and-recommendations/lang--en/index.htm -RETRIEVED-Mon Jul 02 2018 19:31:25 GMT+0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time) --------------------------------- 2 December 2015 Done deal with Vietnam https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/malmstrom/blog/done-deal-vietnam_en June 22, 2018 EU Should Stand Up for Vietnam’s People Use Trade Pact to Demand Rights Improvements Languages Available In English Tiếng Việt https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/22/eu-should-stand-vietnams-people 2018-06-27 Legal review of EU-Vietnam FTA completed http://en.nhandan.org.vn/business/item/6322202-legal-review-of-eu-vietnam-fta-completed.html #EntryVN #minds #news #politics #vietnam #china #EU #HumanRights #FreeSpeech #FreeTradeAgreement #FTA #CeciliaMalmstrom #TranTuanAnh #NevenMimica #HaHungCưong #JeanClaudeJuncker #NguyenTanDung #EVFTA #entryreqrd #swenglishrantings
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Injustice is common in #Vietnam. It happens everyday, everytime, everywhere. A man set himself on fire to protest injustice in daylight in #Hanoi.

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Thank #Minds for following me on #Twitter :v

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