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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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Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America. UNHCR Discussion Paper. A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Russia: Rights Activist Facing Charges

27 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan

19 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

MM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: UNHCR Submissions

18 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Crimes of Lèse Majesté and Similar Criminal Offences

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submissions on behalf of UNHCR

3 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Submissions on behalf of UNHCR

5 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of F.G. v. Sweden (Application No. 43611/11)

13 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan

6 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Sri Lanka

21 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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