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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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High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child : resolution adopted by the General Assembly

28 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

EN v The Secretary of State for the Home Department

28 May 2014 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Court of Session (Scotland) | Document type: Case Law

Recommendation CM/RecChL(2014)5 of the Committee of Ministers on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by Germany

28 May 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2014)6 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Switzerland

28 May 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2014)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Netherlands

28 May 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Director-General: Home Affairs v Dekoba

28 May 2014 | Publisher: South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2155 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 Nov. 2014]

27 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Migrants and refugees and the fight against AIDS

25 May 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

KV (scarring - medical evidence) Sri Lanka v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department

23 May 2014 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law

Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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