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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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KB & AH (credibility-structured approach) Pakistan [2017] UKUT 00491 (IAC)

The ‘Credibility Indicators’ identified in the Home Office Asylum Policy Instruction, Assessing credibility and refugee status Version 3.0, 6 January 2015 provide a helpful framework within which to conduct a credibility assessment. However, any reference to a structured approach in relation to the subject matter of credibility assessment must carry a number of important (interrelated) caveats [...] Consideration of credibility in light of such indicators, if approached subject to the [..] caveats, is a valid and useful exercise, based squarely on existing learning.

13 December 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2004 Qualification Directive (EU) | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.A.H. v. S.A.A. and Others

12 December 2017 | Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court | Document type: Annual Reports

Security Council resolution 2389 (2017) [on implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region]

8 December 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2391 (2017) [on providing operational and logistical support through the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force]

8 December 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Jerusalem : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The Syrian Golan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

S.F. and Others v. Bulgaria

7 December 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 - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Police - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Bulgaria - Iraq - Switzerland

Djibouti: Décret fixant les modalités d'exercice des droits fondamentaux des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile en République de Djibouti

7 December 2017 | Publisher: National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Djibouti: Décret fixant les règles de procédure, les modalités d'organisation et de fonctionnement des organes chargés de la gestion du statut des réfugiés en République de Djibouti

7 December 2017 | Publisher: National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Effects of terrorist acts directed against religious sites on the culture of peace : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 December 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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