Using Indonesian law to protect and empower Indonesian migrant workers: some lessons from the Philippines

With more than 30 years of experience in managing formal overseas employment programmes, the Philippines is a fertile source of experience which is relevant to the Indonesian Government’s aims to strengthen and improve labour migration policies, administration and practices.

Provide a broad overview of how law and policy in Indonesia respond to key issues involved as a sending country of large numbers of unskilled and semi-skilled temporary migrant workers, and how such issues have been dealt with by the Philippines as a country with a longer history of managing labour migration.