On Oct. 28, "Asian Refugee Protection: Possibility and Challenge"

On Oct. 28, "Asian Refugee Protection: Possibility and Challenge"
(October 28, 2016)
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation launched a project on “the Global Trend of Refugee Issues and Future Vision of Japan and Asia” last year in the wake of the Asian boatpeople issue. We have researched the responses and challenges of the governments and civil societies in the related costal countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in the cooperation with the Habibie Center (Indonesia). We will hold a seminar to highlight the updated situations and the analysis of those three countries.

Many Asian countries haven’t signed the Refugee Convention, and there isn’t framework for refugee protection internally and regionally. On the other hand, they have the experiences of regional cooperation in the case of the Indochinese refugees back to 1980’s. It is also notable that civil societies play significant role in order to tackle issues surrounding many forms of migration such as refugees and human trafficking. In this seminar we will discuss the issue from diverse perspectives. We hope that many of you will come and join us.
Date & Time
Friday, October 28, 2016, 17:30-19:30 (Registration begins at 17:00)
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building 11th Fl.
1-15-16, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan(MAP
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
On Oct. 28, "Asian Refugee Protection: Possibility and Challenge"
"Asian Refugee Protection: Possibility and Challenge"
17:30 Opening
17:40-18:40 Presentation
Mr. M. Hasan Ansori, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, The Habibie Center
Mr. Johari Efendi, Researcher, The Habibie Center
Mr. Wirya Adiwena, Researcher, The Habibie Center
18:40-19:30 Comment and Q & A
Ms. Miwa Yamada, Director, Law and Institution Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
Ms. Julia Mayerhofer, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network
19:30 Closing
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the registration form on our website by COB on Thursday, October 27.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Contact us
Ms.Okamoto and Ms.Yamada
International Program Division
International Program Department
Tel: 03-5157-5146