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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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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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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