The IMBR Initiative will produce an instructional handbook to help migrants, advocates, policy makers, and academics protect and promote the universal rights and norms that apply to all migrants, regardless of migration status or reason for migration. While the rights in the IMBR are enshrined in international human rights law, regional human rights treaties, and in the national law of various countries, violations of these human rights remain rampant. The IMBR handbook will be a useful guide for communicating the content of the IMBR in non-technical language and for promoting universal protections of the rights of migrants.
The handbook will include descriptions of the content of each right in the IMBR and suggests ways to promote reforms that are more protective of individual human dignity. As an implementation tool to accompany the text of the IMBR, the handbook will translate the legal research in the IMBR text and commentaries into concise summaries of the rights and provide practical recommendations based on further research and consultations with experts in the field of human rights and migration.