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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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Security Council resolution 2274 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 Mar. 2017]

15 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Youssef (Refugee Convention – Article 1F(c)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

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

Security Council resolution 2272 (2016) [on sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers]

11 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal on restrictions of the possibility to obtain a residence permit in Sweden ("Begränsningar av möjligheten att få uppehållstillstånd i Sverige – utkast till lagrådsremiss")

10 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

9 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Chile: Ley n. 20.888 de 2016, Modifica los requisitos para obtener la nacionalización

8 March 2016 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Opinion of Advocate General Kokott: Shiraz Baig Mirza v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal

8 March 2016 | Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law

General legal considerations of relevance to NATO's engagement with the refugee and migrant movements in the Aegean Sea

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The right to food : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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