Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Human rights research center in Vietnam

A human rights research center, funded by Denmark, was inaugurated March 6 at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. It is the first of its kind in the city, the second in Vietnam. The stated purpose of the center is to further good government and administrative reform through human rights research:

"We plan to prioritise research on public rights related to the law on administration, citizen’s rights related to civil and criminal codes, as well as other international treaties and regulations on human rights,” said Dr. Do Minh Khoi, head of the field State Theory and Law of the Faculty of State Administration Law of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law and director of the center.

The center is funded with 70 million Danish kroner (12.7 million USD) for the 2008-2011 period under an agreement signed by the two government on Dec. 27, 2007. Denmark is also funding a similar center at the Hanoi National University.

Sources: VietnamNet Bridge/CPV March 7; VietnamNet Bridge/VNA March 7.


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