Regional Civil Society Statement on the Adoption of an ASEAN Instrument on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers

I. We, representatives of the civil society, trade unions, and people‚Äôs organizations of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, have gathered here today in Jakarta on the eighteenth of July two thousand and seventeen for the purpose of strengthening our common ground with a view towards the […]

Ditunggu, Instrumen Perlindungan Buruh Migran ASEAN

Perlintasan buruh migran antar negara di Asia Tenggara tergolong tinggi. Namun, mobilitas para pekerja lintas negara itu tidak diikuti perlindungan yang memadai. Akibatnya, banyak buruh migran yang haknya tidak terlindungi. Sejak 2007 ASEAN telah menerbitkan Deklarasi Cebu yang memandatkan negara di asia tenggara untuk menerbitkan instrumen regional yang melindungi buruh migran. Sampai saat ini pembentukan […]

Prospects fade for ASEAN migrant worker deal

Many of these figures under-represent the reality, given that undocumented migration is significant. This is one of the issues that the proposed ASEAN deal would address. The most vulnerable have sometimes had their passports or other identification documents confiscated by employers, in turn leaving them vulnerable to crackdowns such as those in Malaysia and Thailand. […]