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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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General legal considerations of relevance to NATO's engagement with the refugee and migrant movements in the Aegean Sea

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

The right to food : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

7 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

4 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

R (on the application of HN and SA) (AFGHANISTAN) (Lead Cases associated Non-Lead Cases) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

3 March 2016 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Document type: Case Law

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and cultural diversity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Freedom of religion or belief : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 March 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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