Strategic Litigation and Sentence Transfers for Migrant Workers

Anurag Devkota is a human rights lawyer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is an incoming Global Criminal Justice Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law. Anurag will deliver a seminar on how his strategic litigation work pushed for progressive reforms in Nepal’s labour migration regime. His address will focus on examples involving the tragic deaths of Nepali migrant workers in GCC nations, their plight in GCC jails due to a lack of legal representation, and the potential for sentence transfer mechanisms based on the ruling of the Supreme Court of Nepal. He will also discuss the accountability of sending countries such as Nepal, as well as how out-of-country voting rights would advance the argument for establishing accountability in home countries.