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.
|Security Council resolution 2364 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2018]|
|Security Council resolution 2363 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2018]|
Lawyers for Human Rights v Minister of Home Affairs and Others
29 June 2017 | Judicial Body: South Africa: Constitutional Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Immigration Detention - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: South Africa
|UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of A.L. v. Russia|
Flüchtlingsanerkennung für palästinensische Personen aus Syrien und wegen Wehrdienstentziehung
28 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Germany: Verwaltungsgericht | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1951 Refugee Convention | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Palestinian - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Torture | Countries: Germany - Palestine, State of
|Resolution adopted by the Economic and Social Council on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations|
S.S.M. v. United Kingdom
22 June 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): Immigration Detention - Mental health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Zimbabwe
A v. The Swedish Migration Agency
21 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Sweden: Migration Court of Appeal (Migrationsöverdomstolen) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1951 Refugee Convention | Countries: Eritrea - Sweden
|Security Council resolution 2359 (2017) [on the deployment of the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S)]|
|Security Council resolution 2360 (2017) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) until 1 July 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Aug. 2018]|