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Every migrant has the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, including access to preventive, curative, and palliative health services, and the right to an adequate standard of living and to the underlying determinants of health. The MR measures migrants’ access to health care services and public housing programs on an equal basis with citizens. Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, and Morocco provide the...

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The Migrant Rights Initiative conducts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on the human rights of migrants and then fosters opportunities for innovative action that reshapes the way governments treat people who cross international borders. Our Migrant Rights Database (MRD) evaluates how countries protect and implement 17 categories of rights according to 65 standardized indicators, based on the Initiative’s International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR).

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