Preface Chapter I: Vietnam's Viewpoints and Policies on Human Rights Chapter II: Vietnam's Achievements in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights I. Civil and Political Rights 1. Rights to Vote and Stand for Election, and to Participate in the Administration of the State and Management of the Society 2. Freedoms of Speech and the Press, and the Right to Information 3. Freedom of Association and Assembly 4. Freedom of Religion and Belief 5. Ensuring Equal Rights among Ethnic Groups 6. Ensuring the Rights to Life, Physical Inviolability and Dignity 7. Freedom of Movement and Residence II. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1. Rights to Economic Development and Improvement of the Material Life 2. Social Rights 3. Right to Healthcare III. Rights of Women, Children, Family, Elderly and Disabled People. 1. Women's Rights and Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 2. The Rights of the Child 3. Rights of Disabled People and Agent … [Read more...] about The book “Achievements in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Vietnam”
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Mark Carter, left, and Ellen Carter, right, married residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, hold hands while listening to a piano concert. The 870-resident home has had a written policy on sexual expression since 1995. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg At 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Day 2009, nurse Tiffany Gourley was called to a room at the Windmill Manor nursing home in Coralville, Iowa. She found a 78-year-old male resident who had just had intercourse with an 87-year-old woman. The man, a former college professor, was divorced. The woman, a retired secretary, was married. Both had dementia. What followed illustrates one of the most complex and unexamined issues facing elderly care facilities as the Baby Boom generation enters old age: How to determine if residents with dementia have the mental capacity to consent to sex. The Windmill Manor incident and its lengthy aftermath also show that nursing homes, regulators and families are not prepared to deal with that question. "It … [Read more...] about Boomer sex with dementia foreshadowed in nursing home
The following morning the officer testified that a convicted sex offender named Timothy George Doran, 47, assaulted and murdered a young woman in his rented home in Nha Trang two years ago. According to the facts presented by the detective, a friend took Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, 24, to Doran's five-story house in the beach town on March 5, 2011. The following day, Doran left the city with his two young sons. A little over a week later, the pretty young hairdresser's decomposing corpse was discovered in a crawlspace cabinet. The landlady later told Vietweek that Ngoc had been violently penetrated with a dildo found at the scene. The US Attorneys currently prosecuting Doran claims she was strangled to death. Media accounts of the Khanh Hoa investigator's testimony said she died from a broken neck. In the frantic days after the murder, Doran called friends and family asking for cash to get home. "He said he'd gotten mixed up with some bad people and he was in trouble," said Kay … [Read more...] about US man’s flight from Vietnamese justice: what role did embassy play?
US universities enhance education ties with VN A trade mission comprising of representatives from around 60 universities, four-year colleges, community colleges and English-language programmes kicked off their trip to two of the fastest growing markets in Asia - Vietnam and Indonesia - from April 2-9. The mission, led by US Department of Commerce's Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez, aimed to bring more Vietnamese and Indonesian students to the US, as well as open the door for sharing faculty and research. … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 8/4
When Walter Henry Alderfer learned last month about the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy, it brought back bad memories. In April 2007, he, his wife and his daughter were aboard the Sea Diamond cruise ship when it struck a reef off Greece and sank into the Aegean Sea. Screaming passengers fought over life preservers, Alderfer says, and his wife hurt her neck and later needed surgery. Five years later, the family is still seeking redress - and its experience may be instructive for survivors of the Concordia disaster. They turned down an offer of compensation by the owner - Cyprus-based Louis Cruises, a unit of Louis PLC - that included a free voyage. They filed a federal lawsuit in New York but settled for $2,500 - less than his wife's medical expenses and the family's lost belongings, he says - because the tickets required them to sue in Greece. An additional suit in Greece is still dragging on. An attorney for Louis Cruises said many passengers were satisfied with the … [Read more...] about Insight: Laws leave cruise-ship victims at sea