Migrant workers and refugees face human rights violations, exploitation and mistreatment on a daily basis. They also often lack social protections in countries where they reside or work. Despite declarations, frameworks, and conventions aimed at protecting the rights of migrant workers and the rights of refugees, violations persist. National and international policies aimed at addressing the increasing movements of refugees and asylum seekers have often magnified their marginalization. Furthermore, in the context of globalizing labour markets and economic crises, migrant workers are a particularly vulnerable group. The center partakes in timely and necessary research regarding Global Social Protection Floor Initiatives, bilateral and national frameworks for social protection extending to migrant workers, policies addressing refugees and displacement, and the UN Human Rights System.