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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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Security Council resolution 2277 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2017]

30 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Colombia: Prosecution of False Positive Cases under the Special Jurisdiction for Peace

28 March 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 Mar. 2017]

24 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2276 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2017]

24 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

F.G. v. Sweden

23 March 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Legal considerations on the return of asylum-seekers and refugees from Greece to Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the safe third country and first country of asylum concept

23 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Background on Case No. 173 - the "foreign funding case" Imminent Risk of Prosecution and Closure

23 March 2016 | Publisher: International Federation for Human Rights | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) [on youth, peace and security]

18 March 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston: George Karim v Migrationsverket

17 March 2016 | Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law

Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston: Mehrdad Ghezelbash v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

17 March 2016 | Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law

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