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Immigration Law Research Guide

Foreign & International Law

Immigration law research may involve research into sources of law in foreign countries or international law. See the Law Library's Foreign Law Research guide or Finding International Law page for more information. 

United Nations

Of particular interest are the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Committee Against Torture for those seeking asylum or refuge in another country.

United Nations List of Instruments (UN primary sources)

    • United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
    • United Nations Convention Against Torture

International News

Immigration attorneys often need to consider issues and conditions within an asylum seeker's country of origin. News stories are often the best sources for current information on issues in individual countries or regions. Here are just a few sources to consider for news research.

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