Monthly Archives: November 2015

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MFA, MBC Holds 3rd Lawyers Beyond Borders Meeting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Organized by Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and the Malaysian Bar Council (MBC) with support from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the 3rd Regional Conference of the Lawyers Beyond Borders Network was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14-15 November 2015. The meeting concentrated on progress, updates, and information sessions from its local chapters (Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh) as well as from its individual participants-the meeting concentrated on Gulf Countries (dominantly as countries of destination). There were 45 participants in total from 19 countries across the regions of Asia.

A number of the sessions were dedicated for promising practices, litigation interests, and access to justice, sharing of experiences, passport confiscation and recruitment reform. The last session was purposed to discuss the next steps and action plans for the future LBB meeting and projects as a network where the participants discussed the possibility and need for an advisory council as well as membership and the processes and requirements of accepting future members.