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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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A v. The Swedish Migration Agency

21 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Sweden: Migration Court of Appeal (Migrationsöverdomstolen) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1951 Refugee Convention | Countries: Eritrea - Sweden

Security Council resolution 2359 (2017) [on the deployment of the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S)]

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

Security Council resolution 2360 (2017) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) until 1 July 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Aug. 2018]

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

M.O. v. Switzerland

20 June 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): Credibility assessment - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Expulsion - Forced labour - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Eritrea - Switzerland

M.M. and Others v. The Netherlands

Linked applications: 26268/09, 33314/09 and 53926/09

19 June 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): Decision on admissibility - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

Arrêt n° 188 542

16 June 2017 | Publisher: Belgium: Conseil du Contentieux des Etrangers | Document type: Annual Reports

UNHCR Observations on the draft Law Proposal for an Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration

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

Medienmitteilung: Ungarn - Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht entscheidet über Dublin-Verfahren mit Überstellung nach Ungarn

9 June 2017 | Publisher: Switzerland: Tribunal administratif fédéral | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

M.M. c. Bulgarie

8 June 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): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Right to liberty and security - Statelessness | Countries: Bulgaria - Palestine, State of

Inspection of Asylum Casework of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Asylum Aid response – 8th June 2017

8 June 2017 | Publisher: Asylum Aid | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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