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

Nigeria

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

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Nigeria provides migrants complete right protections in categories such as Vulnerable Migrants, Religion, Assembly, Opinion, Equal Protection, and Education, and less complete protections related to Civil and Political Life, Victims of Crime, Life, and Labor, among others. The database also shows a number of categories with implementation significant gaps. After adjusting for implementation, Nigeria’s scores decreased across categories, including Education, Equal Protection, Family, and Liberty....

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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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