JWB Helps HOME’s Indonesian Caseworkers Learn How to Take Action on Civil Claims

HOME’s Indonesian caseworkers meet every Sunday to run a helpdesk that serves workers in their own language. Including both volunteers and some current domestic workers, the helpdesk staff are a key source of support and advice for domestic workers who run into problems in Singapore. They are thus well-placed to guide workers on potential civil…

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VICTORY FOR RITA: 5 YEAR OLD WAGES OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED

Five years after her employer withheld all but a small fraction of her salary, our new client Rita* has just become an official creditor against her employer. Rita came from Indonesia to work in Singapore in 2010, returning home in 2012. When she left Singapore, Rita was owed an amount worth several years of salary…

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JWB Meets Front-Line Medical Social Workers at NUH

Justice Without Borders recently met with medical social workers from National University Hospital (NUH), to share JWB’s work, and how they can contribute to identifying victims’ civil compensation claims in cases involving migrant workers. About 30 medical social workers joined the session, and they raised fresh perspectives on issues relating to migrant workers. How Medical…

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Training HOME’s Filipino Caseworkers on Evidence Collection and Civil Claims

Justice Without Borders recently led HOME’s Filipino caseworkers on good practices in evidence collection and identifying and handling victims’ civil compensation claims. The caseworkers are veterans in the field, with more than 10 years of work experience in Singapore. They constitute part of the critical front-line in access to just compensation. HOME (Humanitarian Organization for…

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Delivering Know-How to the Frontlines: JWB Training with Hagar

Hagar International’s Singapore branch is on the frontlines of support for victims of exploitation and human trafficking. Working to help victims return home and recover, they are perfectly positioned to identify victims’ claims for just compensation against their abusers, and help preserve the evidence before they go home. Justice Without Borders (“JWB”) recently shared its…

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Spotlight: Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI) Partner Profile

We are pleased to introduce one of our key frontline NGO partners – the Jakarta-headquartered Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (Indonesian Migrant Workers Union or “SBMI”). SBMI is operated by former, present or aspiring Indonesian migrant workers and their families. The organization aims to bolster the welfare and rights of Indonesian migrant workers through advocacy work,…

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New Legal Research on Fighting Bait-and-Switch Contracts

On 6 April 2017, Justice Without Borders (JWB) launched its strategic legal research paper titled “Protecting Low-Wage Foreign Workers in Singapore from Bait-And-Switch Contracts” with a roundtable discussion attended by lawyers and caseworkers, followed by a launch party. Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) sponsored and hosted the event as a firm supporter of JWB, with HSF’s…

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HK Lawyers Train on Civil Litigation for Migrant Workers

JWB recently conducted its first Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Workshop for a group of Hong Kong lawyers, caseworkers and researchers. The event, “Private Remedies for International Migrant Workers in the 21st Century: A Legal Education Workshop on Cross-Border Civil Litigation,” was co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (HSF) and the Human Rights in…

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