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Migrants have the right to nationality under international law. This right must be gender neutral and applies to children as well. However, international treaties, do not obligate a State to automatically confer nationality. Rather, States must ensure that there is an expedited process for acquiring nationality for those who would otherwise be without a nationality. Nationality contributes to a migrant’s full enjoyment of their social, political, cultural, labor, and other...

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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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