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Officers of MPS attend training course on UN Convention against Torture

October, 01 2018
MPS - The training course for Vietnamese officers on implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) started on October 1 at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.

The opening ceremony saw the presence of Lieutenant General Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Director of the Department of Legal Affairs and Administrative-Judicial Reforms.

This course, which has followed 3 previous others, is designed for key officers of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and relevant ministries of Vietnam, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and conducted by the Clingendael Institute.

An overview of the opening ceremony.

The training aims at improving Vietnamese officers’ knowledge and experience in exercising the convention.

Speaking at the event, Lieutenant General Nguyen Ngoc Anh said that the training program at the Clingendael Institute has helped to improve the capability of key officers of Vietnam. The experience of the Netherlands in implementing the CAT as well as other contents of UN conventions and UNCAT on human rights, has been passed on to various officers of Vietnam from the central level to local through training courses held in Vietnam.

He also emphasized that Vietnam is well aware of the values of human rights and strives to ensure and fully exercise human rights while actively promoting cooperation with international partners in ensuring human rights in line with international conventions.

The delegation of the MPS and lecturers of the course.

Representatives from the Clingendael Institute stressed that the Netherlands respects and is committed to supporting Vietnam in implementing the UNCAT. He also wished to strengthen the cooperation, saying that promoting its cooperation with Vietnam is a consistent policy of the Netherlands, and concrete cooperation contents have been agreed by the two countries’ Prime Ministers during a visit to the Netherlands by the Prime Minister of Vietnam in July 2017.


By Minh Thao