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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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NAVTEJ SINGH JOHAR & ORS. (Petitioner(s)) VERSUS UNION OF INDIA THR. SECRETARY MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Respondent(s))

insofar as Section 377 criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults (i.e. persons above the age of 18 years who are competent to consent) in private, is violative of Articles 14, 15,19, and 21 of the Constitution. It is, however, clarified that such consent must be free consent, which is completely voluntary in nature, and devoid of any duress or coercion.

6 September 2018 | Judicial Body: India: Supreme Court | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Constitutional law - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: India

Resolución Ministerial No.195-2015 - Modifican Reglamentos Operativos para acceder al Bono Familiar Habitacional aprobados por RR.MM. Nos 102 y 209-2012-VIVIENDA

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

Colombia: Decreto No.1725 de 2012 "Por el cual se adopta el Plan Nacional de Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas de que trata la Ley 1448 de 2011"

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

A.N. v. Switzerland

the State party has an obligation to refrain from forcibly returning the complainant to Italy and to continue complying with its obligation to provide the complainant, in full consideration with him, with rehabilitation through medical treatment.

3 August 2018 | Judicial Body: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1984 Convention against Torture (CAT) | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Eritrea - Italy - Switzerland

Arrêt F-3045/2016 du 25 juillet 2018

The right to family reunion derived from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not expire when the child who could benefit from it reaches the age of majority during the procedure. This easing of the case law, which takes into account recent judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, also has procedural implications

25 July 2018 | Judicial Body: Switzerland: Tribunal administratif fédéral | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Cameroon - Switzerland

The Queen (on the application of MS) (a child by his litigation friend MAS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

whether MAS, who is lawfully present in the UK, is the brother of MS, an unaccompanied minor who has made an asylum application in France; whether the UK has a duty of investigation once it receives a take charge request and the scope of any such duty

19 July 2018 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2013 Dublin III Regulation (EU) | Topic(s): Family reunification | Countries: Afghanistan - France - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Joint letter from the UNICEF Executive Director and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees regarding collaboration between the agencies in relation to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework

13 July 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

Urteil E-5022/2017 vom 10. Juli 2018

10 July 2018 | Judicial Body: Switzerland: Tribunal administratif fédéral | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription | Countries: Eritrea - Switzerland

Sentencia núm. 1.168/2018

9 July 2018 | Judicial Body: Spain: Tribunal Supremo | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Resettlement | Countries: Spain

Ireland: S.I. No. 230 of 2018 European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018

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

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