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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 2326 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 16 Dec. 2016]

15 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Paposhvili v. Belgium

13 December 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2321 (2016) [on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear test of 9 Sept. 2016]

13 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

13 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Commission Recommendation of 8.12.2016 Addressed to the Member States on the Resumption of Transfers to Greece Under Regulation (EU) No. 604/2013

8 December 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Commission | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

6 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report on the Legal And Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States' Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

December 2016 | Publisher: United States President | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Myanmar: Draft Interfaith Harmonious Coexistence Law

December 2016 | Publisher: Article 19 | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Myanmar: Interfaith Harmonious Coexistence Law (Draft)

December 2016 | Publisher: Article 19 | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

A. (Irak) v Staatssekretariat für Migration (SEM, zuvor Bundesamt für Migration, BFM)

29 November 2016 | Publisher: Switzerland: Tribunal administratif fédéral | Document type: Case Law

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