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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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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Malta Declaration by the members of the European Council on the external aspects of migration: addressing the Central Mediterranean route

3 February 2017 | Publisher: European Union: Council of the European Union | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

South-South cooperation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Declaration on the Right to Peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights in the administration of justice : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and extreme poverty : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Trafficking in women and girls : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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