Justice Without Borders Advances to Philippines, Holds ILO-sponsored Workshop on Cross-Border Access to Justice

28 February – 2 March 2018 Justice Without Borders (JWB) continued its expansion across ASEAN with its first workshop in the Philippines. “Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return,” the event brought together local members of international labour union SENTRO for a 3-day event that focused on access to compensation in both…

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Training Singapore’s Indonesian Family Network on civil claims for migrant workers

Caseworkers from the Indonesia Family Network (IFN), a subsidiary of Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”), assist domestic workers who run into problems during their employment in Singapore. Many are domestic workers themselves, and with many years of experience in worker support. JWB’s Executive Director Douglas MacLean and the heads of JWB’s Singapore and Indonesia offices…

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Hong Kong Lawyers Train at Civil Litigation Workshop for Migrant Workers

Justice Without Borders (JWB) held its 2nd annual Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Workshop aimed at training participants on cross-border civil litigation for migrant workers. The event was co-hosted by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and generously sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). This…

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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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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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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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6 April: Legal Education Roundtable and Launch Event in Singapore

____________________________________________________________________________________________ About the Lawyer CPD Roundtable (See below for Launch Party details) This Roundtable will introduce and discuss new legal analyses around contract law from a paper developed by Justice Without Borders (JWB), Protecting Low-Wage Foreign Workers in Singapore from Bait-And-Switch Contracts (March 2017). JWB addresses the following issue in the paper: Front-line organizations in…

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23 Sept: CPD Workshop on Cross-Border Civil Remedies

_______________________________________________ Practicing law in Hong Kong? Join us for our upcoming CPD event, Private Remedies for International Migrant Workers in the 21st Century: A Legal Education Workshop on Cross-Border Civil Litigation. This event will be held on Friday, 23rd September 2016, 1.00PM – 5.00PM, at Room 901 in the Cheng Yu Tung Tower, the University of Hong…

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