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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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Applicant v. State Secretary for Security and Justice

14 September 2016 | Publisher: Netherlands, The: Council of State (Raad van State) | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2307 (2016) [on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia]

13 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Cambara-Cambara v. Lynch, Attorney General

13 September 2016 | Publisher: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Document type: Case Law

AB (Article 1F(a) – defence - duress) Iran

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

Hernandez-Lima v. Lynch, Attorney General

7 September 2016 | Publisher: United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit | Document type: Case Law

Alimov v. Turkey

6 September 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2306 (2016) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges and of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)]

6 September 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Admissibility, responsibility and safety in European asylum procedures

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposal to amend the Danish Citizenship Act in regard to parents' consent and a child's 'good conduct', when the child derives Danish citizenship from a parent

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

Kenya: Cyber Security and Protection Bill

September 2016 | Publisher: Article 19 | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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