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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Brazil

29 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Mission Reports

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

8 January 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules) : note / by the Secretariat

29 September 2015 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

16 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

26 September 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of the human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

12 August 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

11 February 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

16 December 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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