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.
Argentina: Decreto No. 70/2017 - Migraciones - Modificación. Ley N° 25.871
27 January 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation
|Report of the International Criminal Court : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly|
|Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly|
|Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly|
X v. Switzerland
26 January 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): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Physical harm - Political asylum - Prison or detention conditions - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - Switzerland
|Security Council resolution 2338 (2017) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 July 2017]|
|The right to food : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly|
|Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly|
|Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements|
BA (Returns to Baghdad) Iraq CG
23 January 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Deportation / Forcible return - Return conditions - Security situation - Sunni | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland