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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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Civil Appeal No.108 of 2014

17 February 2017 | Judicial Body: Kenya: Court of Appeal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugee / Asylum law - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Kenya

Law No. 61 of 1950, as amended (Military Penal Code)

16 February 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

C. K., H. F., A. S. c. Republika Slovenija

16 February 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Reception - Refugee / Asylum law | Countries: Slovenia

Case of S.K v. Russia

14 February 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): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) - Physical harm - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

Allanazarova v. Russia

14 February 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): Chinese - Extradition - Minority rights - Physical harm - Prison or detention conditions - Refugee / Asylum law | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkmenistan

Constitutional Petition No. 227 of 2016

9 February 2017 | Judicial Body: Kenya: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugee camps | Countries: Kenya

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

State of Washington; State of Minnesota v. Trump, President of the United States; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Tillerson, Secretary of State; Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; United States of America

9 February 2017 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arrival - Immigration law - Refugee / Asylum law - Visas | Countries: United States of America

Conclusions de l'avocat Général M. Evgeni Tanchev: C. K., H. F., A. S. c Republika Slovenija

9 February 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Reception - Refugees | Countries: Slovenia

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights & another v Attorney General & 3 others

9 February 2017 | Judicial Body: Kenya: High Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Group / Prima facie determination - Refugee / Asylum law - Refugee camps - Refugees | Countries: Burundi - Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Kenya - Rwanda - Somalia - South Sudan - Uganda

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