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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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Z.A. and others v. Russia

28 March 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): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Iraq - Palestine, State of - Russian Federation - Somalia - Syrian Arab Republic

Nairobi Declaration on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees in Somalia

25 March 2017 | Publisher: Regional Treaties, Agreements, Declarations and Related | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Republic of Turkey v. Erol Önderoğlu, Rasime Şebnem Korur and Ahmet Nesin : Third-party Intervention Submissions by Article 19 in Support of Defendants and Acquittal

24 March 2017 | Publisher: Article 19 | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Malaysia: The Communications and Multimedia Act - Legal Analysis

24 March 2017 | Publisher: Article 19 | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2347 (2017) [on destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict]

24 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2345 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2018]

23 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2346 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 16 June 2017]

23 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

L.C. (Albania) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

22 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Security Council resolution 2344 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 Mar. 2018]

17 March 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Policie ČR,Krajské ředitelství policie Ústeckého kraje, odbor cizinecké policie v. Salah Al Chodor, Ajlin Al Chodor, Ajvar Al Chodor

15 March 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of First Instance | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Police - Refugee / Asylum law - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Czech Republic - Iraq

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