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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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International migration and development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Joint Declaration by the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations on the Political Situation of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia

21 January 2017 | Publisher: Regional Treaties, Agreements, Declarations and Related | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Qaateh and Others v. Greece

20 January 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The right to development : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Lama (video recorded evidence -weight – Art 8 ECHR)

19 January 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Nepal - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Security Council resolution 2337 (2017) [on the outcome of the presidential elections held in Gambia on 1 Dec. 2016]

19 January 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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