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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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Anti-Torture Legislative Frameworks in Nigeria

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

Security Council resolution 2267 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 28 Feb. 2017]

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

Protection of migrants : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

UNHCR's Observations on Malta's Revised Legislative and Policy Framework for the Reception of Asylum-Seekers

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

Medida Cautelar No. 393-15, Asunto detenidos en "Punta Coco" respecto a Panama

25 February 2016 | Publisher: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2266 (2016) [on the situation in Yemen]

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

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

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

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