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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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North Macedonia: Law on Foreigners of 2019

1 September 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

North Macedonia: Law on Protection of Children of 2019

1 September 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Legislation

France: Décret N° 2011-1031 du 29 août 2011 relatif aux conditions d'exercice du droit d'asile

5 August 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

France: Décret N° 2015-614 du 4 juin 2015 relatif à la compétence du préfet pour statuer sur les demandes d'admission au séjour, au titre de l'asile, présentées par des étrangers placés en rétention administrative

5 August 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

France: Arrêté du 23 octobre 2015 relatif au questionnaire de détection des vulnérabilités des demandeurs d'asile prévu à l'article L. 744-6 du code de l'entrée et du séjour des étrangers et du droit d'asile

5 August 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Memorandum of Understanding between the International Detention Coalition and The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

10 July 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

France: Instruction Interministerielle N° DGCS/SD1A/DGEF/2019/143 du 4 Juillet 2019 Relative À la Coopération Entre Les Services Intégrés D'accueil et D'orientation (SIAO) et l'Office Français de L'immigration et de L'intégration (OFII) pour la Prise En Charge des Demandeurs D'asile et des Bénéficiaires D'une Protection Internationale

4 July 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

Access to Legal Aid for Asylum-Seekers in Estonia

July 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Tripartite Agreement for the Voluntary Repatriation of Central African Refugees Living in Cameroon between the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, the Governments of the Central African Republic and UNHCR

29 June 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

France: Arrêté du 28 Juin 2019 Pris En Application de L'article R. 221-12 du Code de L'action Sociale et des Familles et Relatif À La Participation Forfaitaire de l'Etat à La Phase de Mise à l'Abri et d'Évaluation des Personnes Se Déclarant Mineures et Privées Temporairement Ou Définitivement de la Protection de Leur Famille

28 June 2019 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

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