Legal Case Work

Woman Rescued from Forced Marriage

Beijing, China – An increasing number of Cambodian women are trafficked to China and sold as brides due to skewed sex ratios and a corresponding shortage of eligible women within China.  One such woman, Leng*, who found herself trapped in a forced marriage not far from Beijing.  Her husband brutally treated her

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Flood Waters in Northern India and Nepal Pose New Threat

Bihar, India and Nepal The northern parts of India, in the state of Bihar, and along the border of Nepal have experienced heavy rains and heavy flooding since mid-June. The widespread flooding has misplaced countless families from their homes, including many families that were recently rescued from bonded labor. Many of these

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Chinese Government Passes Landmark Law Tightening Controls on Nonprofits

Reprinted courtesy of the law firm of Venable LLP* April 28, 2016, China’s national legislature passed a sweeping, controversial new law regulating the activities of foreign (non-Chinese) nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations’ (NGOs) activities in China. The “Law on the Management of Foregin Nongovernmental Organization Activities inside Mainland China” (the Law) is set to

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Seven Migrant Workers Secure Justice

Beijing, China – Justice Ventures International (JVI) is working to bring freedom, justice and restoration to migrant men, women and children living in Beijing, China. Migrants working in Beijing endure unsafe working conditions, long overtime hours, inadequate wages, and delayed compensation and are denied access to decent education, sanitation and housing. Daxing is the

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New Law Offers Additional Protections to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

To address the ineffectiveness of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989, the Indian Parliament recently passed an amendment that provides additional protection to scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs). Under the amendment bill, state governments are required to establish courts that exclusively hear cases

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Four Rescued from Forced Labor Slavery in Delhi, India

Delhi, India – As afternoon fades, hundreds of chattering schoolchildren make their way home down the narrow by lanes of Bharampuri, a neighborhood in North East Delhi. In stark contrast, toiling in some of the unregulated small businesses that dot the neighborhood are hundreds of child laborers whose day is nowhere near ending. Forced to work for up to 10

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