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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 2270 (2016) [on condemning the nuclear test of 6 Jan. 2016 and strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea]

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

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

2 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

Security Council resolution 2271 (2016) [on renewal of sanctions until 15 Apr. 2016 and extension of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2206 (2015) on South Sudan until 15 May 2016]

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

Kholmurodov c. Russie

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

Strengthening United Nations action in the field of human rights through the promotion of international cooperation and the importance of non-selectivity, impartiality and objectivity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994, International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Legal Frameworks to Prevent Torture In Africa: Best Practices, Shortcomings and Options Going Forward

March 2016 | Publisher: REDRESS | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Briefing paper on Namibia's "Prevention and Combating of Torture Bill"

March 2016 | Publisher: REDRESS | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Kreis Warendorf v Ibrahim Alo & Amira Osso v Region Hannover

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

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