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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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The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

6 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2124 - Educational and cultural networks of migrant and diaspora communities

24 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2115 - Forced migration: a new challenge

24 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2108 - Human rights of refugees and migrants – The situation in the Western Balkans

24 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Abdullahi Elmi and Aweys Abubakar v. Malta

22 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Helsinki Administrative Court Decision of 18 November 2016

18 November 2016 | Publisher: Finland: Helsinki Administrative Court | Document type: Case Law

Applicant v. State Secretary for Security and Justice

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

Security Council resolution 2318 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2017]

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Conclusions de l'avocat Général M. Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe: Policie ČR, Krajské ředitelství policie Ústeckého kraje, odbor cizinecké policie c Salah Al Chodor

10 November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law

R (on the application of SA & AA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dublin – Article 8 ECHR – interim relief) IJR

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

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