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Protection. Does the country protect this right for migrants in national law?

Belgium

  • Groups of rights:
  • ADMISSION AND LEGAL STATUS
  • NON-DISCRIMINATION AND VULNERABILITY
  • SOCIAL RIGHTS
  • INTEGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
  • CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

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Belgium offers full or nearly full protections in a number of categories such as Victims of Crime, Religion, Assembly, and Opinion. Given that Belgium is a member of the European Union, elements of European law have been incorporated into its domestic structure. There remains, however, variation. Equal Protection, Civil and Political Life, Legal Personhood, Life, and Labor categories benefit from less complete protections. With regard to Equal Protection rights, the...

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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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