Rights to freedom of religion and beliefs in Vietnam assured

This point of view has been developed into provisions in the Constitution and laws and implemented in reallife, contributing to ensuring and improving human rights, consolidating the national great unity bloc, generating spiritual and material resources for the development of the society. Rights to freedom of religion and beliefs in Vietnam’s constitutions After the success of the August Revolution in 1945, at the first meeting of the Government Council (September 1945), President Ho Chi Minh stressed the policy of “religious freedom and solidarity among religions.” That thought of President Ho Chi Minh has been continued to be implemented during the Party’s leadership. The respect for, and protection of freedom of worshiping and religious practices have always been manifested in all versions of the Constitution of Vietnam. Buddhist dignitaries and followers attending the Buddha’s birthday in Da Nang. Source: daidoanket.vn In 1946, the first Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam prescribed: “All the State power belongs to the people of Vietnam, regardless of race, gender, rich or poor, class, religions” and “The citizens of Vietnam has the rights to freedom of religion.” In the 1959 Constitution, the rights to freedom of religion and belief continued to be re-affirmed and expanded. Not only do citizens have the right to “follow a religion,” but also the right to “not follow-any religion.” Article 26 of the Constitution defines, “Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam have the rights to freedom of belief, following or not following a religion.” Further developing the 1946 Constitution… [Read full story]


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