The Impact of Vietnam’s Directive 24 on International Relations and Human Rights

Vietnam’s issuance of Directive 24 by the Politburo of the Central Committee sheds light on the country’s stance on international partnerships and the suppression of civil society. The document warns of threats from “hostile and reactionary forces” through growing international ties and urges officials to counter these influences rigorously, which has raised concerns about human rights violations. This article explores the impact of Directive 24 on Vietnam’s international relations, trade agreements, and human rights practices, as well as the implications for Western partners and civil society groups.