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The Refworld legal collection has been designed primarily as a tool for disseminating and promoting (international) law relating to refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

UNHCR staff, refugee lawyers, all those involved with refugee-status determination within Governments, and others concerned with the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, can find a wealth of relevant documents in the collection. Included in the collection is a unique jurisprudence collection, covering more than 40 national jurisdictions, and a vast amount of international judgments and decisions from the United Nations, the European Court of Human Rights and other international and regional courts. A comprehensive collection of international instruments relating to refugees and human rights, with the most recent lists of States Parties to key conventions, is also available. The legislation collection, contains national and international legislation relevant in assessing asylum claims and is the largest collection of its kind. Finally, Refworld contains many special agreements, such as memoranda of understanding, host-country agreements and voluntary repatriation agreements.

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Conclusions de l'avocat Général M. Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe: Policie ČR, Krajské ředitelství policie Ústeckého kraje, odbor cizinecké policie c Salah Al Chodor

10 November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law

R (on the application of SA & AA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin – Article 8 ECHR – interim relief) IJR

9 November 2016 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law

El Ghatet v. Switzerland

8 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the members of parliament's legislative motion concerning age assessment of children seeking asylum in Norway ("Representantforslag 93 S (2015–2016) om nye og mer treffsikre metoder for alderstesting av barn som søker asyl")

8 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Qualification Regulation COM(2016) 466

November 2016 | Publisher: European Council on Refugees and Exiles | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

FIDH Recommendations to the 15th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC Statute

November 2016 | Publisher: International Federation for Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Legal Analysis of Ethiopia's State of Emergency

31 October 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2314 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic until 18 Nov. 2016]

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

David Jennings, et al. v. Alejandro Rodriguez et al.: UNHCR Brief for Refugees as Amicus Curiae in the Supreme Court of the United States

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Applicant v. State Secretary for Security and Justice

26 October 2016 | Publisher: Netherlands, The: The Hague District Court | Document type: Case Law

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