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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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Violence against women migrant workers : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

A global call for concrete action for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

OO (Gay Men) Algeria CG v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

4 February 2016 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law

AR and NH (lesbians) India v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

4 February 2016 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law

SM (lone women – ostracism) Pakistan v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

4 February 2016 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law

Amadou c. Grèce

4 February 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

The situation in Afghanistan: resolution adopted by the General Assembly

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

Plaintiff M68/2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

3 February 2016 | Publisher: Australia: High Court | Document type: Case Law

Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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