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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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Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)1 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland

15 March 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungry

14 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): Appeal / Right to appeal - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Refoulement - Right to liberty and security - Safe third country | Countries: Bangladesh - Hungary

R (on the application of SS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ("self-serving" statements)

13 March 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Recommendation CP(2017)3 on the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Malta

10 March 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Ali, R (on the application of) v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor

9 March 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Immigration Detention - Immigration law - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Sudan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bringas-Rodriguez v. Sessions, Attorney General

8 March 2017 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Social group persecution - State protection | Countries: Mexico - United States of America

X and X v. État belge

7 March 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugee / Asylum law - Visas | Countries: Belgium - Syrian Arab Republic

X. and X. v. Belgian State

7 March 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification - Refugee / Asylum law - Visas | Countries: Belgium - Syrian Arab Republic

Ahmed v. the United Kingdom

2 March 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Refugee / Asylum law - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Nationality Law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

2 March 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

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