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19th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights - Training

Human Rights Education and Training

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October 2020 Armi Hannele AARNI Governance & Economy Department Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights Series (ASEMHRS) Governance & Human Rights


The Training is a follow-up to the 19th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights (ASEMHRS19) held in Tromsø, Norway, on the theme, “Human Rights Education & Training”. Since 2017, the ASEMHRS Training has served as the capacity-building component on human rights to support the Seminar’s overall objective of promoting mutual understanding and co-operation on human rights issues among ASEM Partners. This year’s capacity-building programme on the same Seminar topic will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ASEF, together with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) at the University of Oslo, are in the process of reorganising and redesigning the training programme in order to make it available virtually for all selected participants. By doing so, we hope to deliver a successful multi-day training experience while ensuring the safety of participants, trainers and organisers.

The topic of this year's ASEMRS19 Training will be covering Human Rights Compliant Policing. The Training aims to equip and instruct law enforcement officers with a non-coercive, efficient and human rights compliant toolbox for conducting interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects of crime. The capacity-building program will present international guidelines on Investigative Interviewing and other non-coercive techniques, intended to support law enforcement investigations by outlining standards and practices for efficient and torture-free investigations. The main objective of the training programme is to build capacity of law enforcement (primarily), and members of the judiciary in ASEM partner countries on the evidence-based and human rights compliant Investigative Interviewing technique and its associated safeguards.

Stay tuned for further updates in the near future. 

For further information and enquiries, please reach out to Ms Armi Hannele AARNI, Project Manager, and Trishia OCTAVIANO, Project Executive at the Governance & Economy Department (E:  

In partnership with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) at the University of Oslo

 Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at UiO

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