Australian Embassy

Media release - 12 December 2017

Australia supports postgraduate education on Human Rights Law in Vietnam

Today the Australian Government launched its support for the School of Law of the Vietnam National University Hanoi, to improve the quality of the postgraduate program on Human Rights Law until 2020. This support, delivered through Aus4Skills - an Aus4Vietnam investment, aims to assist the School to become a leading institution in human rights education in Vietnam. Fourteen postgraduate scholarships were presented at the event.

Through a grant agreement and technical assistance from Australian human rights experts, Aus4Skills will strengthen the postgraduate program on Human Rights Law by updating and teaching selected subjects of the Master degree program in Human Rights Law and supporting seminars and research workshops on human rights at the School of Law.

“As a pioneer in providing tertiary and postgraduate education on human rights in Vietnam, the School of Law has been working with international donors, including Australia, to improve the quality of this important field of education in Vietnam. Support from the Australian Government will help the School provide world-class postgraduate education on human rights law to Vietnamese students and experts.” said Associate Prof. Dr Nguyen Thi Que Anh, Vice Dean, in charge of School of Law.

“One of the five pillars of our engagement on human rights issues during Australia’s term on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period 2018-2020 is human rights capacity building. Support to the School of Law, Vietnam National University - Hanoi for the postgraduate program in Human Rights Law is an example of how Australia is trying to advance human rights across the region and the world in a practical and sensible way,” said HE Mr Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam.  

The collaboration activities between the lecturers and professors at the School of Law and Australian academics and experts will help strengthen the linkages and mutual understanding on human rights between the two countries.