National Assembly deputies on November 28 passed two Resolutions ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Resolution ratifying the Torture Convention stated that Vietnam does not consider Article 2 item 8 in the Convention as a direct legal basis for extradition, saying that extradition is conducted in accordance with Vietnam’s law.

The country will build and fine-tune its legal system suitable to the Convention, it added.

Meanwhile, Resolution ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities underlined Vietnam’s commitments to implementing this Convention in all aspects.

Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) attended the session.

The Torture Convention is one of the important multilateral international treaties on human rights, aiming to eradicate cruel and inhumane treatment and punishment. It was approved by the UN resolution No. 39/46 in 1984 and took effect from June 26, 1987.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006 and came into force in 2008, intends to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.-VNA