On 9 January, Kok Ksor, nonviolent leader of the indigenous people of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, known as Degar, or Monatgnards in French, passed away. He was 75 years old. He was also a tenacious and generous companion, a leading member of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) as he sat in the General Council for many years.
On Wednesday 6 September 2017, Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID), in collaboration with the office of Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP, organised a Conference on “Religion, Business and Human Rights” at the European Parliament. Speakers included Dr Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (USA);
As Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives in Hamburg, Germany, for the 12th meeting of the G20 Summit from 7-8 July, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and over 40 personalities and civil society organizations from all over the world call on Vietnam to release three prominent prisoners of conscience, Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ, human rights lawyer