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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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Deprivation of citizenship

January 2018 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of asylum-seekers from Guatemala

January 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Accompanied migrant minors in detention

January 2018 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Unaccompanied migrant minors in detention

January 2018 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Key legal considerations on the standards of treatment of refugees recognized under the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

19 December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Italy: Amendment to Legislative Decree n.142/2015, transposing both 2013/32/EU and 2013/33/EU Directives

18 December 2017 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

Soufiane El Hassani v Minister Spraw Zagranicznych

13 December 2017 | Judicial Body: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Family reunification - Visas | Countries: Morocco - Poland

KB & AH (credibility-structured approach) Pakistan [2017] UKUT 00491 (IAC)

The ‘Credibility Indicators’ identified in the Home Office Asylum Policy Instruction, Assessing credibility and refugee status Version 3.0, 6 January 2015 provide a helpful framework within which to conduct a credibility assessment. However, any reference to a structured approach in relation to the subject matter of credibility assessment must carry a number of important (interrelated) caveats [...] Consideration of credibility in light of such indicators, if approached subject to the [..] caveats, is a valid and useful exercise, based squarely on existing learning.

13 December 2017 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 2004 Qualification Directive (EU) | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.A.H. v. S.A.A. and Others

12 December 2017 | Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court | Document type: Annual Reports

Security Council resolution 2389 (2017) [on implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region]

8 December 2017 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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