Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in which They Live was adopted by General Assembly in 1985. This declaration establishes the basic rights of migrants, refugees and others who are not nationals of the country in which they reside. The declaration says that the state should make public its national legislation or regulation which affects aliens. Aliens are resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization.
Aliens are supposed to observe the laws of the state in which they reside. Through this declaration, aliens are guaranteed certain rights in the state which they reside. Right to life and security of person, right against arbitrary arrest or detention, right to privacy and family, right to be equal before courts, right to marry, freedom of thought, opinion, conscience and religion are some of the examples.
Aliens should not be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and to scientific experimentation without their free consent. They have the right to work in safe and healthy conditions, right to fair wages, equal pay for equal work social security, and, education.