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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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J.K. and Others v. Sweden

23 August 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | 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

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

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

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

Gekhang (Interaction of Directives and Rules)

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

Applicant v. State Secretary of Security and Justice

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

Secretary of State for the Home Department v ZAT

2 August 2016 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law

Armed Conflicts

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

Security Council resolution 2302 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 12 Aug. 2016]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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