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YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND SAFETY.

Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights confirms that every human being has the right to life, liberty and security of person. You cannot be arbitrarily detained.

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THE WHO, WHY AND WHAT…

Justice Upheld is a free and an independent international humanitarian organisation, supported by a campaign team of lawyers and activists working for the protection and furtherance of human rights. We provide free legal advice and representations to those denied access to justice including victims of injustice who do not have the financial means to assert and redress the breaches of their human rights. Justice Upheld is not connected to and/or is in any way affiliated to any faith or religion and/or any political party.

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THE WHO…

Justice Upheld is a British registered human rights organisation which provides free advice and legal representation to people in South Asia who do not have the financial means to access justice in order redress breaches of human rights. Justice Upheld is about finding and supporting these people.

Typical cases include all forms of breaches of human rights including abuse of migrant workers, exploitation of children and women, the disabled, minorities, religious persecution, unlawful and arbitrary detention/imprisonment.

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THE WHY…

International and national legislation subscribe to legal frameworks to protect the basic human rights of all people and as far as policy is concerned, Governments agree to uphold these rights, however, when it comes to enforcing these agreements, the reality is starkly different. Justice Upheld is about finding out Why and doing something about it.

Justice Upheld was inspired by the ‘Free Sarabjit Singh Campaign at www.freesarabjitsingh.com

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THE WHAT…

What can be done? By using the legislation enshrined in international treaties and national laws, Justice Upheld works to initiate legal process and to bring these breaches of human rights and injustice to the wider attention. Our volunteer lawyers work with Government legislators and political leaders to “restart” faltering or lapsed legal process and provide oversight and monitoring to try and ensure that Justice is upheld.

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WHERE YOU FIT IN…

Justice Upheld is proof that the intervention of committed British citizens and citizens of other countries, CAN work to make legal systems work more effectively, irrespective of country and politics. Justice is an intrinsic part of human nature and is a fundamental necessity for humanity to live in safety. YOU can make a difference, please get in touch, get involved and help us to ensure that Justice is upheld for ALL of us.

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Plight of Migrant Workers: Jennifer Dalquez – Sentenced to Death by a Court in the UAE

Justice Upheld  supports ‘Justice 4 Domestic Workers’ campaign to save Jennifer Dalquez from the death penalty. We have been actively involved in liaising with international human rights organisation in relation to Jennifer’s case. Jennifer Dalquez...
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Death of a Migrant Worker in Saudi Arabia – Update

After four months and seven days, Mr Amritpal Singh was eventually repatriated to India on the 17 months and 6 days following his death. His cremation took place on the 18th of February. Mr Amritpal Singh lives behind his wife, his 14th month son and his parents....
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Even in death, the work migrant worker is not free from the kafala system (a form of bonded labour): 25 year old Indian work migrant, Amritpal Singh from Gurdaspur, Punjab travelled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to work at a transport company called ‘Al-Qtaibi...
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Punished for Being an Indian – The Desperate Plight of Hamid Nehal Ansari

It is now over four years since Hamid Nehal Ansari failed to return from ostensibly, job interview Afghanistan – or at least this is what he told his family. The reality was that as an active member of Mumbai’s Rotary Club, Hamid was as he naively...
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Modern Slavery: Young Indian Work Migrant Released and Repatriated to `India in Time for Diwali

We at ‘Justice a Upheld’ are delighted to confirm that after almost 8 months, Indian work migrant Sadhana, who was subjected to abuse by her Kuwaiti ’employer’ and who has spent months of detention in prison like hostel centres in Kuwait is...
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Modern Slavery- Update: Indian Migrant Workers Enslaved in Iraq

We reported on the 30th of August, 2016 the cases of the Indian nationals enslaved and held hostage by an Iraqi gang master. Despite repeated requests for the Indian authorities to intervene, they do not seem to appreciate the urgency or comprehend the fact that...
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Modern Slavery – Indian Migrant Workers Enslaved in Iraq

Post war Iraq efforts to build the infra structure and the construction industry in Iraq is currently luring Indian work migrants predominately from India, Bengaldesh and Kenya as well as other parts of South-East Asia and Africa. We at ‘Justice Upheld’...
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Bombay Sapper Jagraj Singh of 102 Engineer Regiment – Who Were the Indian Prisoners of War Captured During the 1971 Indo-Pak War?

Mrs Gurmel Kaur from Bhatinda, the wife of Sapper Jagraj Singh received a letter from the Bombay Sappers Headquarters in December 1971 informing her that her husband had been killed in action on the 3rd December 1971 during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Sapper Jagraj...
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What Happened to Pakistani Reporter Zeenat Shehzadi Abducted on the 19th August 2015?

Zeenat was abducted en route to work on the morning of 19th of August 2015. Despite a Police investigation and a year forward, Zeenat’s disappearance and current whereabouts continue to remain unknown. It is speculated that Zeenat was abducted as a result of her...
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Modern Slavery – Punjabi Man Forced to Herd Goats in Saudi Arabia

Amar Singh (not his real name), a Punjabi work migrant from Faridkot travelled to Saudi Arabia to work as a truck driver just over four years ago. During the course of his employment, Amar Singh sustained a serious injury to his right  arm which resulted in the...
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JUSTICE UPHELD BLOG

Death of a Migrant Worker in Saudi Arabia – Update

After four months and seven days, Mr Amritpal Singh was eventually repatriated to India on the 17 months and 6 days following his death. His cremation took place on the 18th of February. Mr Amritpal Singh lives behind his wife, his 14th month son and his parents.... read more

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Death of a Migrant Worker in Saudi Arabia – Update

After four months and seven days, Mr Amritpal Singh was eventually repatriated to India on the 17 months and 6 days following his death. His cremation took place on the 18th of February. Mr Amritpal Singh lives behind his wife, his 14th month son and his parents.... read more

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You can call us on: 0208 0904001 or if you are based outside the UK, please call us on 00 44 208 0904001 or via WhatsApp us on:        (00 44) 7742 577854. Alternatively, you can e-mail us on: help@justiceupheld.org.uk

 

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