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Policy Briefings on Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities

16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights - Policy Briefings

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May-December 2017 Governance & Economy Department Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights Series (ASEMHRS) Governance & Human Rights

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The Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights is an annual human rights dialogue that takes place at the ASEM level, bringing senior civil society experts and government representatives from ASEM Partners. The 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights took place on 8-10 November 2016 in Beijing, China, on the theme "Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights".

Based on the outcomes of the 16th Seminar, ASEF will organise policy briefings to share the key outcomes and recommendations of the seminar report as well as best practices on the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities from across both regions.

This page will constantly be updated with further information on the Policy Birefings. 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, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.


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


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