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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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UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs für das Fremdenrechtsänderungsgesetz 2017 Teil II

18 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

AM (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from [2014] UKAITUR AA048112013 (3 December 2014)

17 May 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Credibility assessment - Mentally disadvantaged persons - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Security Council resolution 2352 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 Nov. 2017]

15 May 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2017)3 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Croatia

11 May 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission), Hungary - Draft Law - On the Transparency of Organisations Receiving Foreign Funds and Explanatory Memorandum

10 May 2017 | Publisher: European Union: European Commission | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

LC (Albania) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department v. the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Intervener)

9 May 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1951 Refugee Convention | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chin and Another (former BOC/Malaysian national – deportation)

8 May 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration law | Countries: Malaysia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Italia: Disposizioni in materia di misure di protezione dei minori stranieri non accompagnati

6 May 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston: K v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

4 May 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Recast Reception Conditions Directive (EU) | Topic(s): Illegal entry - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Immigration Detention | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Netherlands

The Michigan Guidelines on Refugee Freedom of Movement

May 2017 | Publisher: University of Michigan Law School | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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