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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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Mainstreaming holistic approaches in youth crime prevention : resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council

22 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

AATA Case No. 1419893

19 August 2016 | Publisher: Australia: Administrative Appeals Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Italy: Legislative Decree No. 142 of 2015 (reception)

19 August 2016 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations : resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council

19 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan : resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council

18 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Lara v. Lynch, Attorney General

17 August 2016 | Publisher: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit | Document type: Case Law

Applicant v. State Secretary for Security and Justice

16 August 2016 | Publisher: Netherlands, The: The Hague District Court | Document type: Case Law

AATA Case No. 1502689

15 August 2016 | Publisher: Australia: Administrative Appeals Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti : resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council

15 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2304 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 Dec. 2016]

12 August 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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