Tackling Cross-border Claims for Returnee Migrant Workers: JWB Training with SBMI Indramayu

Mention Indramayu to any Indonesian and you are likely to get an excited response about fresh, tasty mangoes. 200 kilometres east of Jakarta, Indramayu is renowned for its mango produce. This is not its only export however: it is also a prime source region for workers headed abroad. With approximately 16,000 workers employed in Hong…

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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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SG Caseworkers Learn Civil Claim Strategies with JWB

JWB recently organised its inaugural Caseworker Forum and Training on cross-border civil litigation for migrant workers in Singapore. Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) sponsored the training, with HSF partner Nicola Yeomans welcoming the participants to the event. Representatives from local and regional NGOs participated in three sessions that examined the key administrative and civil law mechanisms…

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JWB Exceeds Goals at Fundraiser in Singapore

JWB recently hosted its second “Happy Hour on a Mission” networking fundraiser at the Tower Club in Singapore. Over 40 legal and business professionals gathered to relax, network and raise funds to strengthen access to justice for victims of labour exploitation and trafficking in Singapore. With the support of our generous sponsors, we raised SGD$11,000….

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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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JWB Welcomes Sri Aryani, Pro Bono Officer for Indonesia

JWB is delighted to welcome Sri Aryani (Ari) on board as our Indonesia Pro Bono Officer, based in Jakarta. Prior to joining JWB, Ari worked for 12 years as a senior official at the Tifa Foundation in management and labour migration research positions. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Indonesia…

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Singapore Update: Training Pro Bono Lawyers for Cross-border Litigation

Justice Without Borders and its co-hosts recently held the 2nd annual Continuing Professional Development workshop on cross-border civil litigation for migrant worker clients. Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) again generously sponsored the Workshop, with HSF’s own Fatim Jumabhoy welcoming the crowd. The Workshop sought to introduce our audience of 34 attendees, including 22 locally qualified lawyers,…

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HK Update: Success Against an Illegal Agency Fee

  In an exciting victory, Sundari, an Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong, recently secured repayment of agency fees illegally charged to her. Although Hong Kong law should have limited her agency fee to approximately HKD $400, her agent charged her many times more. To hide the illegal charges, the agent forced her to take…

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HK Update: Empowering Community Leaders with the IOM

JWB recently trained more than 150 caseworkers and community leaders at two seminars hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Hong Kong. The events focused on protecting victims of human trafficking, with JWB focusing on civil compensation in Hong Kong for victims who return home to Indonesia and the Philippines. JWB guided the…

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