Sydney: Viet Tan members Mobilize to Collect Signatures for Paracel Islands Petition

The event drew attention not only from the local community but also from tourists, providing an opportunity for activists to explain the historical and legal evidence supporting Vietnam’s rightful claim to the Paracel Islands.

Their colorful banners and compelling messages drew attention, sparking discussions about justice, territorial sovereignty, and international law. The event concluded with an impressive number of signatures collected, showcasing the power of grassroots activism and inspiring similar initiatives worldwide.

In a significant move aimed at solidifying Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty, an international campaign has been launched to collect signatures for a petition urging prominent international institutions to officially recognize the Paracel Islands as an integral part of Vietnam. The initiative seeks to bring attention to the historical and legal evidence supporting Vietnam’s rightful claim to these islands in the South China Sea.

The campaign, spearheaded by Vietnamese activists and supported by various civic organizations, aims to gather a substantial number of signatures from individuals worldwide who share the belief that a fair and just resolution should be reached. The petition will be submitted to influential international institutions, such as the United Nations, Leaders of AUKUS and the Quad and Permanent Court of Arbitration.

The organizers of the initiative highlight the importance of upholding the principles of international law, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which provides a framework for resolving maritime disputes. They emphasize that recognizing the Paracel Islands as Vietnamese territory would contribute to regional stability, promote peaceful negotiations, and safeguard the rights and interests of all parties involved.