Last Updated: Friday, 27 May 2016, 08:49 GMT

Legal Information

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.

Filter:
Showing 81-90 of 29,502 results
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

Observations by the Representative Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kyrgyz Republic on the draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Kyrgyz Republic ("Deprivation of Nationality as a Measure of Counteraction to Terrorist Activities")

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

The girl child : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Persons with albinism : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2269 (2016) [on the appointment of the Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with effect from 1 Mar. 2016 until 30 June 2018]

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2268 (2016)

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Anti-Torture Legislative Frameworks in Nigeria

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

Search Refworld