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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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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

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders : 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 Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

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

Security Council resolution 2348 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2018]

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

Mohamed Rabbae, A.B.S and N.A. v.The Netherlands

29 March 2017 | Judicial Body: UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Religious discrimination | Countries: Morocco - Netherlands

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

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

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

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