Justice Without Borders is a regional not-for-profit organisation that works to enable access to just compensation for victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking, even after they return home. Focusing on key countries in the Asia-Pacific region, JWB develops the networks, knowledge and knowhow needed to make access to justice a reality for migrant workers, no matter where they happen to be.
The Graduate Legal Fellow will support the Hong Kong Head of Office and Legal Officer in carrying out casework, research and training programmes that are critical to developing cross-border access to justice for vulnerable migrant workers.
The position will contribute to advancing JWB Hong Kong’s ongoing strategic litigation for clients who are seeking remedies remotely from Indonesia and the Philippines. Our current litigation profile covers a range of civil claims for migrant workers who experienced labour exploitation, discrimination or abuse, or were subjected to financial exploitation by recruitment agencies and money lenders operating across Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Strategic legal research: Work with our student fellows and law firm partners to complete selected research. Topics will depend on the needs of ongoing cases.
Trainings for frontline casework volunteers and CPD workshops for pro bono lawyers:
PR/Operations: Prepare content of PR materials for stakeholders in Hong Kong; assist with administrative and reporting tasks common to a small non-profit organisation.
Fundraising: Assist the Executive Director and Hong Kong Head of Office in research on potential sources of funding, grant writing and organising JWB’s annual fundraisers.
Duration: Immediate, lasting for 12 months.
Weekly hours: Full-time.
Stipend: Monthly at HK$12,000.