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Policy Briefing on Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons

15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights - Policy Briefing

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October Governance & Economy Department Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights Series (ASEMHRS) Governance & Human Rights

Europe (TBC)

Based on the outcomes of the 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights "Human Rights and Trafficking", ASEF will organise a policy briefing in Europe to

  • Exchange best practices and lessons learnt from across Asia and Europe for taking a rights-based approach to counter human trafficking
  • Identify emerging trends and challenges for inter-regional and intra-regional anti-trafficking efforts
  • Provide the current state-of-play on the advances made across Asia and Europe & identify opportunities for a multi-stakeholder approach to counter-trafficking
  • Present the publication of the 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights and share findings with ASEM policy makers

This policy briefing will follow the series of policy briefings "A Rights-Based Approach to Anti-Trafficking: Lessons from Asia and Europe" organised in October 2016 in Singapore, Thailand and Cammbodia.

You can download the publication "Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons" here.

This page will constantly be updated with further information on the Policy Birefing. Please do check back again for more details.


This 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.


  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
  • Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute


  • European Union
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Funded by the European Union