NYATN Addresses the Legal Issues of Bringing Diplomat Employers to Court for Violating Laws Against Human Trafficking
ABC News’ 20/20 featured NYATN member Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund‘s case, Baoanan v. Baja,in a segment called “Diplomats Abusing Domestic Help?” There, staff attorney Ivy Suriyopas addressed the legal issues in bringing a lawsuit against diplomat employers for violating federal anti-trafficking statutes and other laws. Watch the video….
NYATN member Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s case, Baoanan v. Baja, was in ABC News’ article, “Diplomats Accused of Behaving Badly but Protected by Immunity.” It described the number of lawsuits former domestic workers have filed against their diplomat employers for human trafficking in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and other claims. Read more….
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“Ivy O. Suriyopas, a staff attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said Ms. Baoanan’s case illustrates ‘a pattern of diplomats exploiting their domestic workers.'”