Launch of first comprehensive report on Migrant Workers' Access to Justice at Home

Director of the AHRCentre's Migrant and Refugee Rights project, Bassina Farbenblum has recently returned from Jakarta where she launched Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Indonesia, a report of the first comprehensive study of migrant workers’ access to redress in their country of origin. The study, conducted by Bassina, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson (UNSW Law) and Sarah Paoletti (University of Pennsylvania Law Faculty), in partnership with Indonesian researchers, analyses the mechanisms through which migrant workers may access justice in Indonesia, and the systemic barriers that prevent most workers from receiving full redress for harms that they suffer before, during, and after their work abroad. 

The 200-page report, published by the Open Society Foundations (a primary funder of the project) is available free of charge online in English and Bahasa Indonesia. 

This is the first of two major empirical studies currently being undertaken by the Migrant Worker Access to Justice Project. A second report, on Nepal, will be released in mid-2014.