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Members

Founded on April 08 2008, VACR is non-government organization working on the protection of child’s rights, with the mission to gather and unite Vietnamese individuals and organizations who voluntarily working for the purpose of making children enjoy all fundamental rights. Our six key mandates are: (1) Promoting advocacy and providing consultancy to improve capacity on child protection; (2) Participating in supervising, evaluating child rights implementation; (3) Formulating and implementing programs, projects… to protect children; (4) Carrying out cooperation research, training and information/experience sharing; (5) Mobilizing children’s voice and participation; and (6) Becoming focal point between INGO, CSOs and GO agencies.

Vietnam Association for Protection of Child’s Rights (VACR)

Contact: Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa
Phone: +84 437 823 936
Address: Cung Tri Thuc Building, 80 Tran Thai Tong Str., Cau Giay Dist., Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Email: hoibvqtevn@gmail.com
Website: http://treemviet.vn/

Facts

Resources

UNODC
Expert Paper – A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Legal Frameworks in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam

Year: 2015

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Australian Institute of Criminology
Benevolent Harm: Orphanages, Voluntourism and Child Sexual Exploitation in Southeast Asia

Year: 2019

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ECPAT International
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Southeast Asia

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Vietnam – Country Overview

Year: 2018

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ECPAT International
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Southeast Asia (2-page brief)

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Regional Overview: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Southeast Asia

Year: 2018

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News from Viet Nam

Indicators

Age of Consent

No

Age of sexual consent in 13 years. The national legislation does not provide for any close-in-age exception.

DH Legal Analysis Vietnam, 2020

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Active and passive extraterritoriality is provided for SEC-related offences. Double criminality is not applicable for extraterritoriality.

It is unclear whether extradition is applicable to SEC-related offences and whether it requires double criminality. Extradition of Vietnamese nationals may be refused.

ECO Vietnam, 2018

CSAM Definition

No

The national legislation does not provide a specific definition of CSAM.

DH Legal Analysis Vietnam, 2020

Background Check Required

Partial

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks. Convicted sex offenders are prohibited from holding positions involving or facilitating contact with children. Moreover, persons who face any criminal prosecution or administrative penalties for acts of child abuse are prohibited from providing child protective services.

DH Legal Analysis Vietnam, 2020

National Commitments

No Data

Vietnam has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No.182.

Vietnam has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

DH Legal Analysis Vietnam, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Partial

There are two main police units including SEC in their mandate, the Anti-Human trafficking Crime Section for trafficking related offences and the Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Department within the Criminal Investigation Police department for offences related to online child sexual exploitation.
It is unclear whether both offences under national and extra-territorial jurisdiction are able to be addressed by these units, and whether the units are fully functional.

DH Desk-based Research Vietnam, 2020

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

No

There are no child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry in place.

SECTT Legal Checklist ASEAN, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

No

Data on SEC cases is not publicly available.

ECO Vietnam, 2018

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