From a comment on the Vietnamese government's first human rights report, prepared by the International League for Human Rights, July 1990:

The material presented in this League study shows that the Vietnamese government has violated many provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in particular its non-discrimination provisions. The evidence raises serious concerns that Vietnam is violating articles 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 . . . In violation of Article 2 of the Covenant, the Vietnamese authorities have engaged in unjustified discriminatory treatment of former southern officials and military personnel and their families (as well as other social groups) in relation to their enjoyment of rights in the Covenant, namely:

the right to life;

the right not to be subjected to torture or other ill treatment;

the right not to be required to perform forced or compulsory labor;

the right to liberty and security of person;

the right to freedom of movement;

the right to have one's legal obligations and criminal liability determined by an impartial tribunal in a public proceeding with the observance of due process;

the right to be free from arbitrary interference with one's privacy, family, home and correspondence;

the rights to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, and freedom of expression, assembly and association;

the right to protection of one's family;

the rights of children, without discrimination, to appropriate measures of protection;

political rights.