Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

823679
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Vietnam: Religious Freedom remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Vietnam; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 123133 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>​Vietnam's new Law on Religion and Belief came into effect on 1 January 2018. While it reduces the time required for religious groups to obtain official recognition it still retains many of the burdensome restrictions from previous Laws.</p><p>We raise our concerns about human rights on a regular basis with the Vietnamese government both bilaterally and through multilateral fora. At the most recent UK-Vietnam Strategic dialogue between 4 abd 6 January 2018, I raised concerns regarding the strict control of civil and political rights in Vietnam, including freedom of expression and assembly, and the need for the Vietnamese government to create space for civil society. Freedom of religion and belief was included on the agenda at the recent EU-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue which took place in December 2017. The EU raised concerns about harassment and attacks against religious communities in Vietnam, and urged the Vietnamese government to ensure that the new Law on Religion and Belief is implemented in line with international standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-24T15:53:08.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T15:53:08.09Z
unstar this property answering member
1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
star this property tabling member
4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this