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Vulnerable migrants

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Every vulnerable migrant has the right to protection and assistance required by the migrant’s condition and status and to treatment which takes into account the migrant’s special needs. This includes rights of child migrants, women migrants and migrants with disabilities. The MRD evaluates whether migrants must be given an opportunity to submit reasons against expulsion before being expelled, be advised of the possible availability of asylum, 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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