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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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Georgia: Decree No.1162 "Approval for the 2012-2014 Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Strategy on IDPs" (2012)

5 July 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Georgia: Decree No.240 "Approval of the 2012-2014 Action Plan for the Implementation of the State Strategy on IDPs "Amendment to the decree No.1162 June 13,2012 of Government of Georgia"

5 July 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Iraq: Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 8: Delegation of Authority Regardy an Iraq Property Claims Commission (2004)

5 July 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Lebanon: Decree No.9934 - Nomination of Vice-Chairman and Members of Executive Board of Central Fund for Displaced Persons (1997)

5 July 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Criminal Code of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of the FBiH 36/03) (2003)

28 June 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

China (Taiwan): Disaster Prevention and Response Act - Presidential Order Hus-Tsung-(I)-Yi-Tzu No. 8900178710

28 June 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

AAH (Iraqi Kurds – internal relocation) Iraq CG UKUT 00212 (IAC)

country guidance on availability of ‘internal flight’ in the IKR for individuals of Kurdish origin - supplementing Section C and replacing Section E of AA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] Imm AR 1440; [2017] EWCA Civ 944

26 June 2018 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Law on the Cessation of Application of the Law on the Use of Abandoned Property (1998)

21 June 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

CASE OF S.Z. v. GREECE (Application no. 66702/13)

violation of articles 3 and 5

21 June 2018 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Expulsion - False documents - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Syrian Arab Republic

Iraq: Act of Combating Domestic Violence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Law No. 8 of 2011)

19 June 2018 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

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