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All migrants have the right to liberty and security and to be protected against unlawful or arbitrary detention. The MRD evaluates States’ obligations in this regard via several indicators, including whether migrants can be detained simply on account of their status as a migrant and without an individualized determination, whether migrant children can be held in detention, whether migrants can challenge important aspects of their detention and whether the law...

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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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