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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Kemenangan di Hong Kong: Pekerja Migran Memenangkan Banding dari Luar Negeri Terkait Bantuan Hukum

Justice Without Borders dan mitra hukumnya, Dechert LLP memenangkan gugatan Banding di Pengadilan Hukum dan memastikan seorang pekerja migran yang telah kembali ke Filipina mendapatkan bantuan hukum yang dibutuhkan. Kemenangan ini memastikan bahwa pekerja tersebut sekarang dapat melanjutkan tuntutan terhadap majikannya, dari luar negeri. Anna*, adalah pekerja migran dari Filipina yang bekerja di Hong Kong….

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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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Pekerja Migran Sukses Melawan Biaya Agen Ilegal

Titi akhirnya memenangkan gugatan di pengadilan. Kemenangan ini membuat Titi terbebas dari biaya agen illegal. Sebenarnya, hukum di Hong Kong membatasi biaya agen hanya sejumlah 10% dari gaji pertama atau sekitar HK$400. Namun kenyataannya agen di Hong Kong membebankan Titi biaya berkali-kali lipat. Guna mengelabui aturan, agen di Hong Kong memaksa Titi mengambil pinjaman “pribadi”…

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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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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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ILO-JWB Partnership Brings Cross-border Civil Litigation Skills to Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor

JWB and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Malaysia hosted a workshop to develop civil litigation strategies for Indonesian migrant workers who face exploitation and human trafficking in Malaysia. The event in Kuala Lumpur brought together front-line NGOs and legal practitioners who regularly serve migrant workers in the home or host countries. Attendees looked to identify…

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