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Principles

The International Migrants Bill of Rights Principles:

Every migrant has the right to dignity, including physical, mental, and moral integrity.

Every migrant has the right, without any discrimination, to the equal protection of the law of any State in which the migrant is present.

Vulnerable migrants, including children, women, and disabled migrants, have the right to the protection and assistance required by their condition and status and to treatment which takes into account their special needs.

Every migrant has the inherent right to life.

Every migrant has the right to liberty and security of person.

Every migrant has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Every migrant has the right to an effective remedy.

Every migrant has the right to due process of law.

Every migrant victim of crime has the right to assistance and protection, including access to compensation and restitution.

Every migrant has the right to protection against discriminatory or arbitrary expulsion or deportation, including collective expulsion.

Every migrant has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum.

Every migrant has the right against refoulement.

Every migrant has the right to a nationality.

Every migrant family has the right to protection by society and the State.

Every migrant has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief.

Every migrant has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Every migrant has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Every migrant has the right to participate in the civil and political life of the migrant's community and in the conduct of public affairs.

Every migrant has the right to be free from slavery, servitude, or forced or compulsory labor.

Every migrant has the right to work and to just and favorable conditions of work.

Every migrant has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

Every migrant has the right to an adequate standard of living.

Every migrant has the right to education.

Every migrant has the right to enjoy the migrant's own cultures and to use the migrant's own languages, either individually or in community with others, and in public or private.

 

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