28/07/2020 CHR | A call for an urgent justice mechanism for our OFWs Citizen’s Charter (English) (https://chr.gov.ph/citizens-charter-eng/) NATIONAL INQUIRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE (https://chr.gov.ph/nicc-2/) UDHR (https://chr.gov.ph/universal-declaration-of-human-rights/) GoJUST Human Rights Project (https://chr.gov.ph/gojusthrp/) RELEASES Announcement (https://chr.gov.ph/category/announcement/) Press Statement (https://chr.gov.ph/category/press-statement/) Press Release (https://chr.gov.ph/category/press-release/) Joint Statement (https://chr.gov.ph/category/join-statement/) Previous Statements (https://chr.gov.ph/press-releases-2019/) 2018 (https://chr.gov.ph/2018-2/) 2017 (https://chr.gov.ph/2017-2/) 2016 (https://chr.gov.ph/2016-2/) RESOURCES THE HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATORIES (https://chr-observatories.uwazi.io/) CHR POSITION PAPER (https://chr.gov.ph/chr-position-papers/) CHR RESOLUTION (https://chr.gov.ph/chr-resolution/) CHR ADVISORY (https://chr.gov.ph/chr-human-rights-advisories-and-policy-papers/) SPEECHES (https://chr.gov.ph/speeches/) REPORTS (https://chr.gov.ph/reports/) PUBLICATIONS (https://chr.gov.ph/publication/) UN SUBMISSIONS (https://chr.gov.ph/un-submissions/) UN PERIODIC REVIEW (https://chr.gov.ph/un-periodic-review/) UN TREATIES (https://chr.gov.ph/un-treaties/) SEANF (https://chr.gov.ph/seanf/) GANHRI (https://chr.gov.ph/ganhri/) AGREEMENTS (https://chr.gov.ph/agreements/) CHR E-LIBRARY (http://elibrary.chr.gov.ph/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl) GALLERY (https://chr.gov.ph/gallery/) TRANSPARENCY SEAL (https://chr.gov.ph/transparency-seal/) CAREERS (https://chr.gov.ph/careers/) CONTACT US (https://chr.gov.ph/contact-chr/) July 22, 2020 (https://chr.gov.ph/a-call-for-an-urgent-justice-mechanism-for-our-ofws/) A call for an urgent justice mechanism for our OFWs “We are in solidarity with the appeal of the Migrant Forum in Asia, together with other migrants’ rights movements, on the urgency of ensuring a justice mechanism for repatriated Filipino migrant workers,” says Commissioner Gwendolyn Ll. Pimentel-Gana, the Commission on Human Rights’ focal commissioner on migrants’ rights. Following the release of our statement calling for a more structured and human rights-based system on the repatriation of OFWs, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) would like to draw attention to the fact that the lack of support from the sending and receiving countries has led to an increase in the number of cases on wage theft. Thus, we urge the government to take the necessary steps to address the concerns faced by repatriated OFWs, particularly improper compensation, non-payment of wages, and job loss. In support of the attached statement from the Migrant Forum in Asia, and for the government to be able to effectively address the aforementioned concerns, we highly recommend the establishment of an urgent justice mechanism for OFWs. In particular, CHR would like to highlight the following recommendations: English https://chr.gov.ph/a-call-for-an-urgent-justice-mechanism-for-our-ofws/ 2/7

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