The Vietnamese delegation attends a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Domestic and international experts gathered at a workshop on November 12 in Hanoi to seek ways to boost the study and education of in Vietnam.

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, the Law Faculty under the Vietnam National University Hanoi and the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam.

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Charlotte Laursen said human right education plays a key role in promoting and implementing human rights, as it enhances people’s awareness.

According to the ambassador, Denmark has funded the research on human rights education conducted by three local academic and educational institutions, adding that the research provides information for students, civilian social organisations as well as agencies, thus fostering the connection among research and educational institutions in Vietnam.

She noted that many educational institutions have developed new curricula and training programmes on human rights, while the subject has been made obligatory for law students.

However, Vietnam needs to find other ways to promote the education on human rights in the context of decreasing international financial support, she added.

Meanwhile, Vice President of the Academy of Social Sciences Vo Khanh Vinh hailed the significant achievements Vietnam has made in studies and education on human rights, as seen in the inclusion of the subject in the 2013 Constitution and in post-graduate training curricula.

The country has also been elected to the United Nations Council on Human Rights.

For her part, Dr Nguyen Thi Phuong Hoa from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law highlighted the interest in the subject among lecturers and researchers.

She, however, pointed to difficulties facing the studies of human rights due to limited English skills of Vietnamese students while most of reference documents on the subject are in English.-VNA