Scientific conference “69 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Contemporary Values and Significance for Vietnam”
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Attendees of the conference were scientists, researchers and lecturers within and outside the Academy; and students from postgraduate courses on human rights law. The conference was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuong Duy Kien, General Director of the Institute of Human Rights.

In the opening remarks, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuong Duy Kien highlighted enormous significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He also highly appreciated contemporary values, human values and the ideal of the Declaration for the development of humankind in general and for the history of the struggle for, protection and promotion of human rights worldwide in particular. With these meanings, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights deserves to be a special cultural heritage of humanity.

An overview of the conference

After his speech, scientists made their presentations in turn, expressed their opinions and clarified the progressive significance of the Declaration on ethical, political, and legal aspects. The presentations in the conference focused on illuminating the significance of the Declaration to the development of Vietnam in the fields of law, culture, economy, society, and so on.

The conference was an opportunity for researchers, lecturers, and students to exchange their views on many issues drawn from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the Party’s views on the protection, guarantee, and implementation of human rights and citizens’ rights in Vietnam; some contents in the 2013 Constitution on human rights and citizens’ rights; laws and practices guaranteeing the human rights and citizens’ rights in Vietnam in several specific issues such as the freedom of belief and religion, the rights of the accused and defendants in the criminal proceedings, the right to privacy, and so on.

The conference concluded at 5.30pm on the same day.

News, photos: Le Tung, Phan Hong

Translator: Vu Lan Dung/ Proofreader: Le Xuan Tung

 

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