Research and education on human rights in Vietnam was the primary subject discussed at a workshop held in Hanoi on November 25.

Organised by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the event was attended by many researchers and lecturers from universities and institutes nationwide.

At the workshop, participants said that the teaching of human rights in Vietnam still has limitations. There are only five official educational establishments in the fields nationwide.

Documentation and training materials on human rights have not been systematised or designed especially for specific groups, while researchers and lecturers’ ability has not met the demand of actual education in the country.

Moreover, the study of human rights has not delved into the details of theory, regional and international law and mechanisms. Urgent issues such as security, terrorism in relation with human rights; freedom of information and press and human rights; climate change and human rights; development, poverty and human rights have not been studied deeply.

Therefore, delegates stressed that it is necessary to pay more attention to promoting education on human rights at all education levels in Vietnam. The education sector needs to build training curricula in the field for educational institutions of law, penal science, security, management and administration.

Participants suggested Vietnam builds a network between domestic and foreign scientists and researchers in the field of human rights study and education. They also called for more information sharing among education and research institutions, state agencies, socio-political organisations and communities of scientists operating in the field.-VNA