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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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Advancing Public Health through Strategic Litigation: Lessons from Five Countries

15 September 2016 | Publisher: Open Society Foundations (OSF) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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

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

Mihhailov v. Estonia

30 August 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2305 (2016) [on the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2017]

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

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

30 August 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

J.K. and Others v. Sweden

23 August 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Amparo Rol N° 52.933-2016, Revoca sentencia apelada de Santiago Felix Mamani Blanco contra el Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública (ROL ICA Arica Nº 103-16) y deja sin efecto el Decreto Nº 681 de 4 de agosto de 2010 del Ministerio del Interior

23 August 2016 | Publisher: Chile: Corte Suprema | Document type: Case Law

Restorative justice in criminal matters : resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council

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

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