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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 2379 (2017) [on establishment of an Investigative Team to Support Domestic Efforts to Hold the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Accountable for Its Actions in Iraq]

21 September 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Transnational Injustices - National Security Transfers and International Law

15 September 2017 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: International Legal Instruments

K. v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

14 September 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Proof of nationality - Reception - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Netherlands

Mohammad Khir Amayry v Migrationsverket (Sweden)

13 September 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): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Sweden

R (on the application of AS (by his litigation friend Francesco Jeff) v Kent County Council (age assessment; dental evidence)

11 September 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Benefit of the doubt - Burden of proof - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ramadan v. Minister of the Interior

Unofficial Translation

7 September 2017 | Judicial Body: Sudan: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Citizenship / Nationality law | Countries: South Sudan - Sudan

Miriam Ali and others v. The Minister of Home Affairs and others

7 September 2017 | Judicial Body: South Africa: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Citizenship / Nationality law | Countries: South Africa

Slovak Republic and Hungary v Council of the European Union

6 September 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): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Forced relocation - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Hungary - Slovakia

Khaldarov v. Turkey

5 September 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Residence permits / Residency - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey - Uzbekistan

Morocco: Draft Law Regarding the right to Access Information

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

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