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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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Belarus: Law No. 165-Z of 2014 on measures to prevent the legalization of funds obtained through crime, financing terrorist activities and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

1 January 2015 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Refugees and Migrants

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The Bilateral Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia No. 1033-No. 2975

23 December 2014 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

The situation in Afghanistan : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2195 (2014) [on preventing and combating terrorism, including terrorism benefitting from transnational organized crime]

19 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Idira, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

19 December 2014 | Publisher: United Kingdom: High Court (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law

Mohammed, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department

19 December 2014 | Publisher: United Kingdom: High Court (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law

Resolution 2192 (2014) [on the situation in the Middle East]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Measures to eliminate international terrorism : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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