University of Indonesia Law Faculty and JWB Join Forces to Expand Access to Justice

March 20, 2019
Category: Our work

The University of Indonesia and JWB took their partnership to the next level in December with a Memorandum of Understanding that will strengthen their work on behalf of returning migrant workers.The MOU formalises JWB’s partnership with one of Indonesia’s top law schools.

The University’s Legal Clinic for Women and Children has been collaborating with JWB since 2017, co-hosting trainings to build capacity for migrant workers’ access to justice. Lecturers and law students from UI have travelled with JWB to speak at our trainings in West Java and Lampung for community-based paralegals, and also contributed towards expenses for these trainings.

The enhanced cooperation includes collaborative research and co-hosting community capacity building activities for frontline organisations in Indonesia. UI’s legal expertise and high standing across the country will bolster JWB’s capacity in Indonesia. Together, we can deliver additional support to community organizations throughout the country who work on behalf of returning migrant workers.

To date, more than ten of the university’s law undergraduates have participated in JWB’s Legal Fellowship programme in our Indonesia office, assisting in casework, legal research and preparation for trainings.

We look forward to deepening our collaboration and are grateful for UI’s strong support of our work on cross-border access to justice for migrant workers.