Legal Texts



UN Statute
United Nations Charter


Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (and Optional Protocol)

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness



International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration


Refugees and Displaced

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (and Protocol)

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Global Compact on Refugees




Human Rights

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Banjul Charter)


Refugees and Displaced

OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)



Human Rights

American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San Jose, Costa Rica)


Refugees and Displaced

Cartagena Declaration on Refugees

Treaty on Asylum and Political Refuge

Convention on Diplomatic Asylum (Caracas Convention)



Human Rights

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration



European Council

Human Rights

European Convention on Human Rights (and Protocols)

European Social Charter (and Protocols)

Europäisches Übereinkommen über die Staatsangehörigkeit

Convention on the Avoidance of Statelessness in Relation to State Succession


Minority Rights

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages


European Union

Treaty Law

Treaty of the European Union

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Agreement Establishing an Association between the European Community and Turkey


Human Rights

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union



Free Mover Directive 2004/38/EC

Schengen Borders Code Regulation (EU) 2016/399

Visa Code Regulation (EC) 810/2009

Visa Requirement Regulation (EU) 2018/1806

Family Reunification Directive 2003/86/EC

Long Term Residents Directive 2003/109/EC

Researchers and Students Directive (EU) 2016/801

Blue Card Directive 2009/50/EC

Seasonal Workers Directive 2014/36/EU

Human Trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU

Return Directive 2008/115/EC

Decision No. 1/80 of the Association Council EC/Turkey


Refugees and Displaced

Dublin III Regulation (EU) 604/2013

Qualification Directive 2011/95/EU

Asylum Procedure Directive 2013/32/EU

Reception Conditions Directive 2013/33/EU

Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC














Refugees and Displaced


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