EU and ASEAN hold the 1st policy dialogue on Human Rights (19/10/2015)
The first ever EU policy exchange engaging all ASEAN human rights bodies and committees began today (19/10) in Brussels. It proves EU’s commitment to engaging further with ASEAN and opening new avenues of cooperation, as well as sharing lessons learnt and best practices.
This two-day policy dialogue is held as part of a one-week visit in Brussels of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the ASEAN Committee on Women (AWC), the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Migrant Workers (ACMW) and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC).
The policy dialogue was opened by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis and AICHR's Chair HE Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.