NUS Law Module Assesses Students on Pro Bono Work

January 4th, 2016 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

June mentored NUS law students in a clinical module on migrant worker rights, introducing them to civil compensation claims in foreign domestic worker abuse cases.

The NUS law students had the opportunity to work on several cases reported in the media – Thelma Oyasan Gawidan who was starved during her 15-month employment, losing 20 kilograms and Jonna Memeje Muegue who endured burns from household bleach and physical abuse, and fractured her leg when she leapt out of a bedroom window to escape.

Thelma’s employers eventually pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate food and medical treatment and Jonna’s employers were convicted of voluntarily causing hurt to Jonna after trial.

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