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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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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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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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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