Using International Human Rights Norms and Standards to strengthen Viet Nam's Legal Framework on Population

Policy Paper

No. of pages: 64

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

This report emphasizes how human rights norms and principles can be used in every stage of policy development and implementation toward strengthening the Viet Nam’s population law and related policies in its new demographic context to ensure continued and sustainable success. The key message of this report is that developing a robust legal framework that integrates population policy goals, international human rights norms, and effective development policy is a potential area of leadership for Viet Nam. Viet Nam’s development of human rights-based population law, related policies and programmes will help the country address the range of its demographic concerns, improving the lives of all people.