Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

  • State Department - Country Documents
  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM103088.E - Vietnam: Process for being reinstated onto a household registration - February 2009 (PDF)
    • VNM103087.E - Vietnam: Circumstances under which an individual's name may be removed from a household registration; whether an individual's household registration is affected if he or she travels outside of Vietnam or is outside of Vietnam for an extended period of time; if so, timeframe for which the registration would be affected; reports of the authorities removing individuals from a household registry as a form of punishment - February 2009 (PDF)
    • VNM103086.E- Vietnam: Whether an individual's rights to obtaining a passport, employment, education and other civil rights are affected if he or she does not have household registration documentation - February 2009 (PDF)
    • VNM103085.E - Vietnam: Whether a household registration indicates that an individual has beenremoved from the registration; if so, manner in which it is indicated - February 2009 (PDF)
    • VNM41977.E - Vietnam: Whether a person who was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents, and who left the country as an adult and remained outside of Vietnam for over 30 years, is entitled to Vietnamese nationality; whether this person would be able to bring his or her spouse, who does not have Vietnamese nationality, to Vietnam - Feb. 2004 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM35437 - Sept 2009 (PDF)
      1. Would a person with a dissident profile face any difficulties in obtaining a passport and exiting Vietnam?
    • VNM33658 - Aug 2008 (PDF)
      1. How likely is it that a student’s household registration would be cancelled by local authorities after a lengthy absence overseas?
    • VNM33819 - October 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on Vietnam’s Law of Residence (implemented in mid 2007) and how it is applied in practice.
      2. Is there any information available that would indicate that household registration has been withheld from Vietnamese citizens who have returned to the country after a long absence (ie above two years)? Specifically, is there information in this regard pertaining to the treatment of persons who have returned to Vietnam after seeking asylum overseas?
      3. Is there any information available that would indicate that household registration has been withheld from Vietnamese citizens whose political views are known to oppose Vietnam’s Communist government? Specifically, is there information in this regard pertaining to the treatment of persons whose family members may have been associated with the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)?
    • VNM33674 - August 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the various ways in which household registration ceases, in particular whether this happens when a person travels overseas, and whether people can gain employment without this registration.

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Children - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM36532 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide updated information since 2003 on the treatment of illegitimate children and single mothers in Vietnam.

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Children of the Dust”: Abuse of Hanoi Street Children in Detention - Nov 2006 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Corruption - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM101947.E - Vietnam: Exit and entry laws; whether someone who has fallen out of favour with the government can obtain a passport; corruption and the passport application process; whether or not clearance by police is required; reasons why a citizen's passport application would be rejected - February 2007 (PDF)
    • VNM101944.E - Vietnam: The nature and extent of police corruption, particularly the extent to which the police accept bribes (November 2002 - October 2006) - December 2006
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM38078 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on whether most of the farmlands are owned by the Provincial district government and that they enforce very strict control on rent and participation in "protection money". Is there information to suggest that followers of Hoa Hao Buddhism are treated any differently to the general population in this respect?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information about corruption in Vietnam - May 2010 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons With Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports


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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Elections - Aug. 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance -
    • Vietnam: Ethnic and religious groups -Treatment of Ethnic Groups - March 2018 (PDF)
    • Vietnam: Ethnic Minority Groups - Dec 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Ethnic Groups - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Minorities Rights Group International - State of the Worlds Minorities - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Chinese (Hoa)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Vietnam: Ethnic and religious groups - Hoa - March 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Chinese (Hoa) - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM42006.E - Vietnam: Treatment and status of Chinese-Vietnamese, especially Chinese-Vietnamese women, by the Vietnamese government and society in general (2001-2003) - Sept. 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race - H'mong

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Vietnam: Ethnic and religious groups- H'mong - March 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - H'mong - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Highland minorities

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race - Khmer

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Khmer (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Montagnards

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Vietnam: Ethnic and religious groups - Montagnards - March 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Montagnards - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Persecuting the "Evil Way" Religion: Abuses Against Montagnards in Vietnam - June 2015 (PDF)
    • No Sanctuary Ongoing Threats to Indigenous Montagnards in Vietnam’s Central Highlands - June 2006 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Women - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM105425.E - Viet Nam: Divorce, including availability of divorce to women, associated costs, support services available to divorced women and single mothers; whether the government mandates financial support and/or child support to ex-spouses; treatment of divorced women/single mothers; custody orders, including decisions made in favour of mothers (2008-January 2016) - Feb. 2016 (PDF)
    • VNM103322.E - Viet Nam: Domestic violence - Jan 2010 (PDF)
    • VNM101942.E - Vietnam: Prevalance of spousal abuse in Vietnam; laws related to spousal abuse; law enforcement, including police response and the extent to which laws are enforced by the courts; services for victims of spousal abuse (November 2002 - October 2006) - March 2007 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM36532 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Would the discrimination likely to be experienced by a single mother made more serious because she is a Buddhist nun?

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM38055 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide background information on the human rights situation in Vietnam, including on the question of the right to freedom of religion.
      2. Please provide information on whether the Vietnamese government monitors all forms of public assembly, including religious activities.

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 20172015 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • No Country for Human Rights Activists - Assaults on Bloggers and Democracy Campaigners in Vietnam - June 2017 (PDF)
    • HUMAN RIGHTS IN A SEASON OF TRANSITION: Law and Dissent in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - Aug 1995 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Vietnam: situation of former Vietnamese officers who collaborated with U.S. forces during the Vietnam War, and their family members - March 2010 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM101948.E - Vietnam: Arrest warrants, including procedures followed when the person sought is out of the country - February 2007 (PDF)
    • VNM101945.E - Vietnam: The involvement of government officials and police officers in drug smuggling; counter-smuggling efforts undertaken by the government and police (2002 - October 2006) - February 2007 (PDF)
    • VNM101944.E - Vietnam: The nature and extent of police corruption, particularly the extent to which the police accept bribes (November 2002 - October 2006) - December 2006 (PDF)
    • VNM42372.E - Vietnam: The nature of the relationship between the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the national/local police - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM38290 - March 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on whether there is information to suggest that authorities in Vietnam would arrest and imprison a debtor’s daughter for debts incurred by the debtor in operating an "illegal business".
      2. Please provide information on the effectiveness and fairness of the Vietnamese police. Please provide information on whether there is any evidence to suggest the police in Vietnam may be corrupt or that it might be discriminatory or fail to protect a Vietnamese citizen for reasons of the citizen’s race, nationality, religion, political opinion or membership of a particular social group.
    • VNM37957 - December 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the types of persons or profiles on the blacklist and whether this still exists.
      2. And if so, any information that indicates they are treated differently or discriminated against. Please include references on being subject to interrogation; inability to obtain education; own their own grocery shop and home; overseas travel; be issued passports, household registration, etc.
    • VNM31954 - July 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that someone who was sentenced to hard labour in 1978 for desertion would still be under scrutiny now? Would he liable to further punishment?
      2. Is there any evidence that someone whose father had helped people escape illegally in the 1980s would be under scrutiny now or discriminated against?
    • VNM31658 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. Under the laws of Vietnam is a sentence of 10 years imprisonment for the offence of sabotaging the telecommunications system of a province provided for/proportionate to the offence?
      2. If not, is it likely that a person has been more severely penalised than another perpetrator would be, because of his known anti-government political and religious views and activities?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Public Insecurity:Deaths in Custody and Police Brutality in Vietnam - Sept 2014 (PDF)
    • “Children of the Dust”: Abuse of Hanoi Street Children in Detention - Nov 2006 (PDF)

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Law

US Government Reports

  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Constitution and Ligislation - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM33819 - October 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on Vietnam’s Law of Residence (implemented in mid 2007) and how it is applied in practice.
      2. Is there any information available that would indicate that household registration has been withheld from Vietnamese citizens who have returned to the country after a long absence (ie above two years)? Specifically, is there information in this regard pertaining to the treatment of persons who have returned to Vietnam after seeking asylum overseas?
      3. Is there any information available that would indicate that household registration has been withheld from Vietnamese citizens whose political views are known to oppose Vietnam’s Communist government? Specifically, is there information in this regard pertaining to the treatment of persons whose family members may have been associated with the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)?
    • VNM32395 - Oct 2007 (PDF)
      1. Can Post comment on the operation of Article 25 of Law No. 07/1998/QH10, and if it’s a law of general application?
      2. Is this law used in practice to suppress anti-government activities?
    • VNM32207 - Aug 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide some documentary evidence regarding Vietnamese law(s) against illegal departure by Vietnamese in the late 1970s to early 1980s (before 1985) to indicate whether people were punished for illegal departure in 1979.

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • HUMAN RIGHTS IN A SEASON OF TRANSITION: Law and Dissent in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - Aug 1995 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports


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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM35043 - June 2009 (PDF)
      1. Could I please have an update on the status of HIV+ and/or Hep B sufferers (if there is any recent information), particularly in non-urban localities?
      2. Could I please have any information in relation to the success or failure of the new anti-discrimination law which took effect on 1/1/07 referred to in VNM33616?
    • VNM33616 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. Any information regarding the treatment of people suffering HIV/AIDS in Vietnam by the community, authorities and families.
      2. The medical treatment and facilities available to people with HIV/AIDS.

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance -
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM42853.E - Vietnam: Update to VNM36745.E of 23 May 2001 and VNM37830.E of 28 September 2001 on the treatment of Hoa Hao members, particularly that of rank-and-file members (2002 to August 2004) - August 2004 (PDF)

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Refugees

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Refugees - April 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance -
    • Vietnam: Ethnic and religious groups - Treatment of Religious Groups - March 2018 (PDF)
    • Vietnam: Religious minority groups - Dec 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Religious Freedom - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM41310.E - Vietnam: Treatment of members of the Theravada Sangha Buddhist sect belonging to the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam - March 2003 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM38078 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on whether most of the farmlands are owned by the Provincial district government and that they enforce very strict control on rent and participation in "protection money". Is there information to suggest that followers of Hoa Hao Buddhism are treated any differently to the general population in this respect?
      2. Is there any information that in June 2009 at Ho Chi Minh airport, a pastor with the Hoa Hao Buddhist group was prevented from travelling to the USA?
      3. Is there any information that in April 2009, the local leader of the Hoa Hao Buddhist group in Kien Giang was fined for illegal preaching?
      4. Is there information that the local police in Vietnam enter the homes of Hoa Hao Buddhists or of other followers of unofficial religions and warn them to dissociate from their leaders and stop practising their religion?
      5. Is there any information to suggest that the Vietnamese government may be planning a crackdown on the Hoa Hao Buddhist religion?
    • VNM38055 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide background information on the human rights situation in Vietnam, including on the question of the right to freedom of religion.
      2. Please provide information on whether the Vietnamese government monitors all forms of public assembly, including religious activities.
      3. Is it government policy in Vietnam to prohibit persons who belong to unofficial religious groups to speak publicly about their beliefs?
    • VNM38054 - Feb 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide background information on the Hoa Hao branch of Buddhism, including its history, establishment, core tenets, and philosophy.
      2. How does Hoa Hao Buddhism differ from other branches of Buddhism?
      3. Please provide information on the demographics of Hoa Hao Buddhism in Vietnam, including total numbers, percentages, location, and predominance.
      4. Please provide information on the Ancestral Temple.
      5. In what sense are there official as compared to unofficial religious groups in Vietnam? Was Hoa Hao Buddhism officially recognised in Vietnam in 1999?
      6. Please provide information on the Hoa Hao Central Buddhist Church (HHCBC).
      7. Please provide information on the Hoa Hao Administrative Council, including when and why it was formed, its purpose, and its major achievements.
      8. Is there any information about the Hoa Hao Buddhists splitting into 2 groups following suppression of the religion, and were leaders detained?
      9. Is the Hoa Hao Buddhist branch seen as a political opposition force to the ruling regime in Vietnam?
      10. Do Hoa Hao Buddhists experience any societal discrimination as a result of their religion?
      11. Please provide current information on whether Hoa Hao Buddhists have been arrested, detained, or otherwise mistreated by the ruling regime in Vietnam.
      12. Is there information on what the local police attitude is towards followers of Hoa Hao? Is there information that government authorities from Ho Chi Minh City will harm/mistreat followers, please provide information on the distinction between the local and the national authorities which might take an interest in the religion.
      13. Is there information on authorities seizing or confiscating Hoa Hao properties since the end of the Vietnam War?
      14. Is there information to confirm or deny that a government document dated 18 February 1979 laid out a 15-year campaign to exterminate the Hoa Hao Buddhist religion?
      15. Is there information to show that the Vietnamese authorities banned the celebration of the Founder’s Day Festival (the founder being Huynh Phu So) in 1999 or so?
      16. Please provide information on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Hoa Hao at the Ancestral Temple in 1999, whether it was sought to be banned but attracted 1 million attendees.
      17. Is there information on two Hoa Hao Buddhists self-immolating in 2005?
      18. Is there any information of a court in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap sentencing four Hoa Hao followers to between 4 and 6 years imprisonment for creating public disorder? Is so, please provide information on this.
      19. Is there information of a hunger strike in 2006 which relates to the Hoa Hao religion?
    • VNM37957 - December 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the treatment of Hoa Hao followers and any information about recent crackdowns, taken into custody and deaths, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City.
    • VNM36044 - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide up-to-date information on the treatment of Buddhists generally in Vietnam.
      2. Please provide any information on the treatment of Buddhists in Quang Ngai.
      3. Please provide any information on protests by Buddhists in Lam Dong Province and on the police response.
      4. Are there any reports of the Vietnamese authorities cutting water or power supplies to Buddhist communities or monasteries?
      5. Please provide information on the UBCV, its structure, activities and office holders.
      6. Please provide information on the authorities’ treatment of members of the UBCV.
    • VNM31658 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. If not, is it likely that a person has been more severely penalised than another perpetrator would be, because of his known anti-government political and religious views and activities?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Persecuting the "Evil Way" Religion: Abuses Against Montagnards in Vietnam - June 2015 (PDF)
    • Vietnam: The Suppression of the Unified Buddhist Church - March 1995 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on Religious freedom; Treatment of Catholics - March 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment of Catholics in Vietnam - March 2010 (PDF)
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM32852 - Jan 2008 (PDF)
      • Please provide further information since October 2007 on the following:
        1. Are there any laws relating to discrimination or violence against homosexuals or lesbians?
        2. Do you have any more information about the willingness or otherwise of authorities to protect lesbian or homosexual victims of violence or discrimination?

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Specific Country Issues - Freedom of Movement

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM35043 - June 2009 (PDF)
      1. Could I please have information in relation to whether a resident of Ca Mau would experience difficulties in registering to live in Ho Chi Minh City?
    • VNM32207 - Aug 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide some documentary evidence regarding Vietnamese law(s) against illegal departure by Vietnamese in the late 1970s to early 1980s (before 1985) to indicate whether people were punished for illegal departure in 1979.

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • VNM41980.E - Vietnam: Consequences for a Vietnamese citizen who returns to Vietnam without having previously received official permission to leave the country (2003) - Feb. 2004 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM33658 - Aug 2008 (PDF)
      1. How likely is it that a student’s household registration would be cancelled by local authorities after a lengthy absence overseas?
      2. Is it likely that the police may send such people to a re-education camp if they return to Vietnam?
    • VNM33658 - Aug 2008 (PDF)
      1. Is it likely that the police may send such people to a re-education camp if they return to Vietnam?
      2. How likely is it that a student’s household registration would be cancelled by local authorities after a lengthy absence overseas?
    • VNM32798 - Jan 2008 (PDF)
      1. Are there any general or specific issues for Vietnam (VN) nationals returning to VN after a long period of absence?
      1. Are there any reports of VN nationals who live abroad illegally experiencing difficulties if they are returned to VN?
    • VNM32395 - Oct 2007 (PDF)
      1. Are there any reports of people with Australian criminal records (such as drug dealing) are being harmed, arrested or imprisoned on their return to Vietnam?
    • VNM33819 - July 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that refugees who were repatriated to Vietnam in the 1990s were, and continue to be, discriminated against as a social group? If so, what forms might this discrimination take?

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Aug. 2013 (PDF), April 2012 (PDF), April 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • VNM35437 - September 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the authorities’ treatment of cartoonists and others who produce drawings critical of the government.
      2. Are there any reports indicating that people are targeted by the authorities for producing, possessing or selling symbols associated with the US?

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Vietnam - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - East Asia and the Pacific - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

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Torture

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Updated October 3, 2018

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