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Wars, civil strife, persecution, climate change and other causes are driving tens of millions of people to leave their homes and their countries in search of safety and security.
If you, or others in your family or community, have migrated to another region or country, you may encounter severe difficulty in asserting your rights to remain, to move freely, and to access food, health services, education, and employment – in other words, to be treated fairly and in accordance with the laws of the country in which you have arrived.
In this guide we explain some of the key concepts which are relevant to your rights, and we outline practical measures that you may take in order to have those rights upheld.
In this guide we address the following issues:
This guide will introduce you to relevant sources of international law, which includes binding treaties and non-binding soft law declarations, comments, and guidelines. For more information, please consult the body of the guide and the original text of the treaty or soft law.
Non-binding declarations, comments, and guidelines: