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

Published on: June 20, 2020 Language: English Type: Strategic Legal Research

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. 

This update seeks to help lawyers and caseworkers by providing key learnings to date in litigation, including: (a) obtaining evidence, which is crucial for the advancement of civil claims, (b) preparing overseas clients for negotiation and litigation (c) facilitating a smooth litigation experience for overseas clients and (d) facilitating post-litigation processes. The descriptions reflect a snapshot in time, and include both progress made and problems to address.