The Migrant Rights Network has released an essential guide which “aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life: banking, driving, education, employment, health, housing, social services, and the detention and deportation of homeless EU nationals.”
With contributions from NGOs and grassroots groups that are experts in these fields, MRN London Projects Manager Jilna Shah describes it as “a guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation” and states:
“The guide is entirely focused on migrants as rights-holders. This framing aims to speak to the state’s flagrant double-standards when it comes human rights. The UK government is very good at highlighting human rights abuses ‘over there’ in distant countries, yet actively pursues a strategy of stripping undocumented migrants of the most basic of human rights. Supposedly ‘universal’ human rights rest at the whim of discrimination and racism when it comes to migrants’ situation. Centering migrants as human beings with human rights, rather than as inconvenient statistics, was the starting point for the guide.”
You can download a copy of the guide here.