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Every migrant has the right to be free from slavery, servitude, or forced or compulsory labor as well as the right to work and to just and favorable conditiosn of work. The MRD evaluates protection of rights related to provisions for equal pay, employment conditions, free choice of employment, and access to unions, pensions, benefits, and redress in case of disputes. Among the countries examined, Spain provides the most complete...

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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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