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

Canada

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

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Canada shows great variation, given that some categories such as Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Freedom of Assembly, Religion, and Nationality are fully protected. It is also noteworthy that the Vulnerable Migrants, and Victims of Crime categories in which other countries in the database more consistently get lower scores are more robustly protected in Canada. There are, however, less complete protections when it comes to Health, Education, Life, and Equal...

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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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