Paralegal

Background

Pourakhi Paralegal:

POURAKHI Nepal is one of the pioneer institution that established paralegal services in 2009. POURAKHI Nepal provides paralegal services to migrant workers and their families in the entire migration cycle. During this cycle, we give legal assistance for rescue, repatriation and compensation to the migrants and their family members. It also provides services and information to potential migrants and their families regarding legal assistance on safe migration. The objective of paralegal department is to bridge the gap between the formal and distant justice delivery system, support to expand access to justice to migrant and potential workers and their families.

The services of paralegal department consists of rescue, release confiscated passport and documents, repatriation of dead body, support processing request to have body of their family member returned to Nepal, legal information, support petitioning for compensation (for injury, illegal withholding of wages, non-payment) through state mechanisms, lobbying for special victims – In the case of grave injury where migrants need support, lobbying for additional compensation and also support procedural filing assistance.