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Building Cross-Border Access to Justice for Hong Kong’s Migrant Workers

This document provides a brief overview of JWB’s experience to date in developing cross- border access to civil justice for migrant workers returning home from Hong Kong. This document may be helpful to frontline community service organizations and lawyers helping workers who cannot stay in Hong Kong to pursue their claims. Increased claims are possible in the wake of Covid-19, with migrant workers especially vulnerable to downsizing, abuse, and exploitation. 

Building Cross-border Access to Justice for Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

This document provides a brief overview of JWB’s experience in developing cross-border access to civil justice for migrant workers returning home from Singapore. This document may be helpful to both lawyers and frontline community service organizations assisting workers who cannot stay in Singapore to pursue their claims.

Strategic Guide on Measuring Damages for Injuries Suffered by Migrant Workers in Hong Kong

This publication is a strategy guide on recovering damages in hard-to-measure claims of migrant workers who have faced physical or sexual abuse in Hong Kong.

Strategy Guide On Measuring Damages For Injuries Suffered By Migrant Workers in Singapore

This publication is a strategy guide on recovering damages in hard-to-measure claims of migrant workers who have faced physical or sexual abuse in Singapore.

Accessing Hong Kong Courts from Abroad: A Strategic Guide to Remote Video Link for Migrant Workers

A guide for migrant domestic workers applying to give evidence via video link in Hong Kong courts after they return home.

Protecting Low Wage Foreign Workers in Singapore from Bait-and-Switch Contracts

Legal strategies for lawyers helping migrant workers in Singapore with contract substitution.

A Guide to Evidence Collection in Singapore

This guide identifies the various documents that may serve as important evidence for a case in Singapore, and recommends how the documents may be retrieved.