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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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Law No. 61 of 1950, as amended (Military Penal Code)

16 February 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

C. K., H. F., A. S. c. Republika Slovenija

16 February 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Reception - Refugee / Asylum law | Countries: Slovenia

Case of S.K v. Russia

14 February 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): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) - Physical harm - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

Allanazarova v. Russia

14 February 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): Chinese - Extradition - Minority rights - Physical harm - Prison or detention conditions - Refugee / Asylum law | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkmenistan

Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the interpretation and application of 'sur place' claims within the meaning of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

14 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Security Council resolution 2341 (2017) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts]

13 February 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Preventing and combating corrupt practices and the transfer of proceeds of corruption, facilitating asset recovery and returning such assets to legitimate owners, in particular to countries of origin, in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Ahmed and Others (deprivation of citizenship)

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

Constitutional Petition No. 227 of 2016

9 February 2017 | Judicial Body: Kenya: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugee camps | Countries: Kenya

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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