The book addresses the importance of minority group rights across the ASEM countries. Comparisons made throughout Asia and Europe provide examples of legislation and practices in protecting minorities, forming the basis for policy recommendations to ASEM governments. The publication arises from the 7th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights in Hungary from 22nd to 23rd February 2006. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and ASEF are the three co-organisers and founders of this series. The publication will be a critical reading for any who have an interest in aspects of state-society relations and the rights of ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities in Asia and Europe.