To defend and promote human rights, civil liberties and all other fundamental freedoms for all Vietnamese citizens set forth by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and subsequent international human rights instruments.


  • To raise awareness of the human rights situation in Vietnam.

  • To support human rights movements and human rights activists in Vietnam.

  • To cooperate with Vietnamese and international human rights organizations.

  • To advocate Vietnamese people’ basic rights before public opinion and international human rights organizations.


Over the last twenty five years, VNHRN has introduced and carried out a number of activities to address the following challenges:

Information and Education

  • Publishing a newsletter on human rights.

  • Establishing an Internet website to rapidly disseminate human rights news https://vietnamhumanrights.net

  • Translating and publishing the International Human Rights Code, documents, and writings on human rights for dissemination both inside Vietnam and in the Diaspora.

  • Organizing human rights seminars and conferences in Montreal (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Munich (Germany), Paris (France), and several cities in the US.

  • Publishing Annual Human Rights Reports (since 2009).

Seeking International Support 

  • Cooperating with several international and national human rights organizations.

  • Participating in the Vietnam Human Rights Day (May 11 every year) held annually at the U.S. Senate since 1998.

  • Meeting with both executive and legislative leaders of a number of countries to seek support for human rights in Vietnam, such as the meeting held with U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in the White House (on May 29, 2007), or with Honorable Geoffrey Harris, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the European Union (on May 06, 2008)…

  • Participating in several international conferences on human rights, such as the 2000 United Nations Millennium Forum in New York, the 2003 International Conference for Human Rights in Holland, the First World Forum for Democratization in Asia (Taipei, Taiwan, 2005), the Third International Conference on Human Rights Education in Kraków, Poland, 2012…

Providing Support to Activists inside Vietnam

  • Establishing and annually presenting Vietnam Human Rights Award to outstanding human rights activists in VN (since 2002).

  • In cooperation with l’Association France-Vietnam d’Entraide and Reporters Without Borders, bestowing Street Reporter Award to social media activists in VN since 2013.

  • Providing financial and medical assistance to the activists in difficulty.


The Tiananmen Spirit Award 2017 of The Visual Artists Guild.

Non-Profit Organisation Awards 2023: Most Empowering National Civil Liberities Advocacy 2023 - South East Asia


All organizations and individuals are welcome to join VNHRN in our struggle for human rights in Vietnam. VNHRN is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please send checks to:

Vietnam Human Rights Network
8971 Colchester Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683


or through Paypal




Vietnam Human Rights Network
8971 Colchester Ave.

Westminster, CA 92683

Tel.: (714) 

Website: wwvv.vietnamhumanrights.net




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The VNHRN leadership team for 2023-2025 listed below was selected and approved by the 16th Congress:  



President: Dr. Nguyen Ba Tung

Vice President: Mr. Vu Hoang Hai

Secretary General: Ms. Nguyen Thi Tam An

Treasurer: Mr. Nguyen Quang 

Members: Mr. Chu Ba Yen, Mr. Do Anh Tai, Mr. Do Nhu Dien, Mr. Huynh Luong Thien, Mr. Le Chau, Mrs. Le Thi Kim Thu. Mrs. Quan My Lan, Mr. Nguyen Chinh Ket, Dr. Nguyen Mau Trinh, Mr. Nguyen Dai Thanh, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hong Lien,  Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Mr. Ton That Dzien, Dr. Tran Binh, Dr. Truong Minh Tri, Mrs. Jackie Bong Wright.



Chair:  Mr. Doan The Cuong,

Members: Ms. Do Thi Thuan and Mr. Ngo Thanh Van.



Mr. Bui Xuan Quang, Mr. Do Thong Minh, Dr. Doan Viet Hoat, Dr. Lam Thu Van, Mr. Le Minh Nguyen, Mr. Nguyen Ba Loc,  Rev. Nguyen Huu Le, Mr. Nguyen Kim Binh, Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sang,  Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan,   Mr. Nguyen Thanh Trang. Dr. Nguyen Van Tran,  Mr. Tran Duc Thanh Phong, Dr. Tran Huy Bich, Lawyer Tran Thanh Hiep.



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