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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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Opinion of Advocate General Bot: A.S. v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

16 November 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Family reunification - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Right to family life - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Netherlands

Security Council resolution 2387 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 Nov. 2018]

15 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2386 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2018]

15 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

12 L 4591 / 17.A

10 November 2017 | Judicial Body: Germany: Verwaltungsgericht | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Dublin III Regulation (EU) | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Reception | Countries: Germany - Greece

K.I. v. Russia

7 November 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

T.M. and Others v. Russia

7 November 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

A. mod Udlændingenævnet

6 November 2017 | Publisher: Denmark: Supreme Court | Document type: Annual Reports

Armenia: Government Decree No. 1367-N of 2017 On Establishing the Procedure and Terms for Providing Psychological Assistance Services to Victims of Torture

2 November 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Strengthening from Within - Law and Practice in the Selection of Human Rights Judges and Commissioners

November 2017 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

General legal considerations: search-and-rescue operations involving refugees and migrants at sea

November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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