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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 2370 (2017) [on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons]

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Libya: Draft Constitution

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

Judicial Review in Afghanistan: A Flawed Practice

August 2017 | Publisher: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Representing Stateless Persons Before U.S. Immigration Authorities

August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Arrest n° 190 280

31 July 2017 | Publisher: Belgium: Conseil du Contentieux des Etrangers | Document type: Annual Reports

Security Council resolution 2369 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 Jan. 2018]

27 July 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

A.S. v Republika Slovenija

26 July 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Dublin III Regulation (EU) | Topic(s): Border controls - Border crossers - Deportation / Forcible return - Refugee / Asylum law - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Rejection at border | Countries: Slovenia - Syrian Arab Republic

Tsegezab Mengesteab v Bundesrepublik Deutschland

26 July 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Dublin III Regulation (EU) | Topic(s): Asylum policy - Deportation / Forcible return - Refugee / Asylum law - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Eritrea - Germany

Khadija Jafari and Zainab Jafari (Austria)

26 July 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Dublin III Regulation (EU) | Topic(s): Border controls - Border crossers - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Transit - Visas | Countries: Afghanistan - Austria

Colombia: Amicus Curiae regarding the Special Jurisdiction for Peace

17 July 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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