Vietnam implemented sweeping disability rights legislation. Ratified by the National Assembly, the law guarantees equality for people with disabilities in respect to education, work, health care, sports and entertainment, transportation and more.
According to environmental tests by Canada’s Hatfield Consultants Ltd., there are extremely high levels of the notorious Agent Orange, containing the deadly chemical dioxin, in Vietnam. Tests found Agent Orange in people, fish and soil near a former U.
The Bush administration would like the trials of prisoners at Guantánamo to legitimize its assaults on basic human rights and validate its criminal "war on terror." But whether the government likes it or not, the trials will put its widespread use of torture under a spotlight.