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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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Protection of the family: role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of human rights of persons with disabilities : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

18 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Belarus : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Eritrea : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Youth and human rights : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection of the human rights of migrants: strengthening the promotion and protection of the human rights of migrants, including in large movements : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Capacity-building and technical cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Elimination of discrimination against women : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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