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Australia is our lowest-scoring country. Australia scores near 0 and less than 0.5 across the majority of our categories of rights. By distinguishing between the rights of citizens, lawfully admitted migrants, and asylum seekers who are interdicted at sea and subjected to offshore processing, Australia and its laws create stark distinctions in protection and treatment. As the coders explain, Australia’s low score is influenced by two factors. First of all,...
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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).about the initiativecontact us