Justice Without Borders (JWB) is a regional not-for-profit organization that supports victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking in seeking just compensation against their abusers, even after returning home. Operating at the regional level, we work with local support organisations along key migration routes to ensure victims can access aid, wherever they are.
Who We Help
Individuals are increasingly migrating across borders for work. Many face exploitation, from unpaid wages to outright human trafficking. With legal aid, victims can seek redress in the host country. However, many migrants return home before they can pursue a case. They give up, lose contact, and the case drops. A cross border support network that understands the practical logistics of international legal aid is vital to ensuring a real chance at compensation exists. Unfortunately, these networks are underdeveloped in the region.
Where We Work
JWB focuses on supporting civil litigation and developing strategic legal research in the target host jurisdictions of Singapore, China (Hong Kong S.A.R), and Japan, where the rule of law is strong, and where victims have sustained the most significant financial damages. Our partners in these jurisdictions include local NGOs, private law firms, national university law faculties, and government-affiliated agencies.