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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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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

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine) : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Thailand: Computer Crime Act, 2017

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

Commissaire général aux réfugiés et aux apatrides v. Mostafa Lounani

31 January 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1951 Refugee Convention | Topic(s): Exclusion clauses - Terrorism | Countries: Belgium - Morocco

Rights of the child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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