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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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Security Council resolution 2354 (2017) [on implementation of the Comprehensive International Framework to Counter Terrorist Narratives]

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

Security Council resolution 2353 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 31 May 2018 and extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan until 30 June 2018]

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

S.G. c. Grèce

18 May 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): Asylum-seekers - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

S.G. v. Greece

18 May 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): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston: Mossa Ouhrami

18 May 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2008 Returns Directive (EU) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Illegal entry - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants | Countries: Algeria - Netherlands

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

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