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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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Commission Recommendation of 7.3.2017 on making returns more effective when implementing the Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

March 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Commission | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Preliminary Deference? The impact of judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU in cases X.Y.Z., A.B.C. and Cimade and Gisti on national law and the use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

March 2017 | Publisher: European Council on Refugees and Exiles | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Armand v. Refugee Appeal Board

28 February 2017 | Judicial Body: South Africa: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugee / Asylum law | Countries: South Africa

Include LGBT Students in Basic Policy for the Prevention of Bullying

24 February 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2343 (2017) [on the situation in Guinea-Bissau]

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2342 (2017) [on the situation in the Middle East]

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Amnesty International's Submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers: Garabayev V. Russian Federation (No.38411/02) Group of Cases

23 February 2017 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

National Council for Migration: Normative Resolution No. 125/2017

22 February 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

R (on the application of MM (Lebanon)) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent), R (on the application of Abdul Majid (Pakistan)) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent), R (on the application of Master AF) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent), R (on the application of Shabana Javed (Pakistan)) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent), SS (Congo) (Appellant) v. Entry Clearance Officer, Nairobi (Respondent)

22 February 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification - Immigration law | Countries: Lebanon - Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hungary: Law no T/13976 On the Amendment of Certain Acts Related to Increasing the Strictness of Procedures Carried out in the Areas of Border Management

20 February 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

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