The Seminar will focus on the theme, "Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons". The trafficking in persons is a gross violation of human rights and as part of larger international efforts to situate the protection and promotion of the rights of trafficked persons at the forefront of all anti-trafficking measures, the 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights will be applying a human rights-based approach to discuss trafficking and counter-trafficking issues within the ASEM framework.
Participation in the 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights will take place in four simultaneous working group discussions (on Day 2), on the following topics:
Protection and Assistance of Trafficked Persons
Access to Justice
International cooperation Against Trafficking
The Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series was launched in 1997 to deepen relations between civil society actors and governments in Asia and Europe on human rights issues. The Seminar series is co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (nominated by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. The 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights is hosted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.
For more information, please visit www.asef.org/projects/themes/governance/3438-15th-informal-asem-seminar-on-human-rights