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All migrant victims of crime have the right to assistance and protection, regardless of their immigration status. This right is particularly sensitive as, in many States, local law enforcement is closely intertwined with immigration control. Migrant victims of crime often face additional challenges accessing local law enforcement mechanisms as they fail to seek assistance due to the lack of knowledge of local laws or due to fear related to their...

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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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