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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 2312 (2016) [on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The safety of journalists : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Brasil: Lei Nº 13.344 de 2016, Dispõe sobre prevenção e repressão ao tráfico interno e internacional de pessoas e sobre medidas de atenção às vítimas

6 October 2016 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Conclusion du Comité exécutif sur les jeunes Nº 113 (LXVII) 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Conclusion du Comité exécutif sur la coopération internationale sous l'angle de la protection et des solutions Nº 112 (LXVII) 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 30 September 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Local government and human rights : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and indigenous peoples : mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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