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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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Resolution 2124 - Educational and cultural networks of migrant and diaspora communities

24 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2115 - Forced migration: a new challenge

24 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2108 - Human rights of refugees and migrants – The situation in the Western Balkans

24 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

European Parliament resolution of 23 November 2016 on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties

23 November 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Parliament | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Abdullahi Elmi and Aweys Abubakar v. Malta

22 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Helsinki Administrative Court Decision of 18 November 2016

18 November 2016 | Publisher: Finland: Helsinki Administrative Court | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2320 (2016) [on enhancing the relationship between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations, in particular the African Union]

18 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2319 (2016) [on the renewal of the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to identify the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic for one additional year]

17 November 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Supreme Administrative Court Decision of 16 November 2016

16 November 2016 | Publisher: Finland: Supreme Administrative Court | Document type: Case Law

Aktualisierte Stellungnahme zu sozialen Rechten für anerkannte Flüchtlinge

16 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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