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Every migrant has the inherent right to life and against arbitrary deprivation of life. The right to life is codified in numerous international human rights instruments. The MRD evaluates the use of force by countries’ officers or agents as a means of preventing migrants from entering the territory. These rights also relate to whether national laws prevent trafficking and regulate smuggling. Bangladesh, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Peru, Singapore,...

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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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