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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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United Nations action on sexual exploitation and abuse : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Legal considerations on refugee protection for people fleeing conflict and famine affected countries

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

The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Thuo v. Cyprus

4 April 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): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Cyprus - Kenya

Thimothawes v. Belgique

4 April 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): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Belgium - Egypt

Asylum in Hungary: Damaged Beyond Repair?

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

Recommendation CP(2017)2 on the implementation of the Council of Europe Conventionon Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Latvia

3 April 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

3 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council

3 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

3 April 2017 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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