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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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Advice in Case C-638/16 PPU on Prejudicial Questions Concerning Humanitarian Visa

5 January 2017 | Publisher: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU University Amsterdam) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Security Council resolution 2336 (2016) [on the situation in the Middle East (Syria)]

31 December 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Guam : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Montserrat : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Pitcairn : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Saint Helena : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

28 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of American Samoa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Anguilla : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Tokelau : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Question of Western Sahara : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

27 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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