Access to Justice

In view of the huge and growing number of Nepalis seeking foreign employment and the enormous problems that people face due to fraudulent recruiters in Nepal and unscrupulous employers in the destination countries, free legal aid is provided to fraudulent but documented cases that require legal intervention through Kathmandu based SaMi partner. The ICCs in the districts refer the cases to Kathmandu. These cases are further presented at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) through the partner. 

In addition, all services are offered only in Kathmandu and in the districts. People have no access to information and for legal recourse they have to travel to Kathmandu which prevents many from seeking justice and increase the costs of migration further. Therefore, undocumented cases are resolved at the district level through local-level mediation by involving the police or local leaders.