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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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Declaration of International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Member States on the Eradication of Statelessness

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

Security Council resolution 2380 (2017) [on renewal for 12 months of the authorizations as set out in paras. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Security Council resolution 2240 (2015) concerning migrant smuggling and human trafficking into, through and from the Libyan territory and off the coast of Libya]

5 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2381 (2017) [on participation of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia as the international component and coordinator of a monitoring and verification mechanism (MVM) to verify compliance with the temporary bilateral ceasefire]

5 October 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) relatifs aux : - Projet de loi 2548/003 modifiant la loi du 15 décembre 1980 sur l'accès au territoire, le séjour, l'établissement et l'éloignement des étrangers et la loi du 12 janvier 2007 sur l'accueil des demandeurs d'asile et de certaines catégories d'étrangers (ci-après « Projet de loi monocaméral »). - Projet de loi 2549/003 modifiant la loi du 15 décembre 1980 sur l'accès au territoire, le séjour, l'établissement et l'éloignement des étrangers (ci-après « Projet de loi bicaméral »)

4 October 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

N.D. et N.T. c. Espagne

3 October 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): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Refoulement | Countries: Côte d'Ivoire - Mali - Morocco - Spain

Iran: Review of the Publication and Free Access to Information Act 2009

28 September 2017 | Publisher: Article 19 | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Arrêt n° 192 584

26 September 2017 | Judicial Body: Belgium: Conseil du Contentieux des Etrangers | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement | Countries: Belgium - France - Italy - Sudan

K. v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

14 September 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Proof of nationality - Reception - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Netherlands

Mohammad Khir Amayry v Migrationsverket (Sweden)

13 September 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Dublin III Regulation (EU) | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Sweden

Ramadan v. Minister of the Interior

Unofficial Translation

7 September 2017 | Judicial Body: Sudan: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Citizenship / Nationality law | Countries: South Sudan - Sudan

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