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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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UNHCR intervention before the Constitutional Court of Austria in the case G 16, 17/04 - Stellungnahme des Flüchtlingshochkommissariats der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) an den Verfassungsgerichtshof im Verfahren G 16, 17/04

1 April 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR's Position on Manifestly Unfounded Applications for Asylum

1 December 1992 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

The Problem of Manifestly Unfounded or Abusive Applications for Refugee Status or Asylum

20 October 1983 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Le problème des demandes manifestement infondées ou abusives du statut de refugié ou d'asile

20 October 1983 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

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