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.
Conference of European Churches (CEC) v. The Netherlands
21 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Committee of Social Rights | Document type: Case Law
|Ukrainian Parliament votes for wide-ranging ban on the exercise of freedom of expression in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons|
|Security Council resolution 2086 (2013) [on highlighting the role of multidimensional peacekeeping missions]|
|The International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance|
|An additional protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights on national minorities|
|Draft Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms|
|RRT Case No. 1209185|
Cuong Van Dang v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department
17 January 2013 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law
|RRT Case No. 1203370|
|Lithuanian authorities retain Russian minors on their territory|