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

The United Kingdom

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

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The United Kingdom offers a range of protections to migrants, but with gaps when it comes to rights of Equal Protection and Civil and Political Life. With regard to Equal Protection, there is protection against discrimination for migrant workers only on the basis of nationality or race, not immigration status. That said, almost all interactions an individual may have with another individual or institution are covered by either domestic equality...

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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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