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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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Medida Cautelar No. 58-16, Kamel Salame Ajami respecto de Venezuela

15 April 2016 | Publisher: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Medida Cautelar No. 29/16, Asunto Margarita Marín Yan y otros respecto de México

15 April 2016 | Publisher: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Commentaires du HCR relatifs au sujet du projet de loi modifiant la loi du 15 décembre 1980 sur l'accès au territoire, le séjour, l'établissement et l'éloignement des étrangers

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

Precautionary Measure No. 152-16, Matter of D.S. regarding the United States of America

9 April 2016 | Publisher: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Costa Rica: Decreto ejecutivo n. 39620 de 2016, Reglamento para la declaratoria de la Condición de Persona Apátrida

8 April 2016 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Security Council resolution 2280 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2206 (2015) until 1 July 2016]

7 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Greece: Law No. 4375 of 2016 on the organization and operation of the Asylum Service, the Appeals Authority, the Reception and Identification Service, the establishment of the General Secretariat for Reception, the transposition into Greek legislation of the provisions of Directive 2013/32/EC

3 April 2016 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Security Council resolution 2279 (2016) [on situation in Burundi]

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UNHCR comments on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004, Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC

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

Kenya Programming Code

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

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