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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 concern at xenophobic violence in South Africa

17 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

International Commission of Jurists: Expert Roundtable on asylum claims based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression Brussels, 27 June 2014 - X, Y and Z: The "A, B, C" of Claims based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity?

27 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

A Thematic Compilation of Executive Committee Conclusions, 7th edition, June 2014

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Tested at the Margins: the Contingent Rights of Displaced Iraqi Children in Jordan.

January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Protection Conventionnelle et protection subsidiaire, complémentarité ou concurrence? L'exemple de la notion d'appartenance à un certain groupe social

29 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

The 'Ground with the Least Clarity': A Comparative Study of Jurisprudential Developments relating to 'Membership of a Particular Social Group'

August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Country Briefing Folder on the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2010

December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Briefing Folders

'Changing the way UNHCR does business? An evaluation of the Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming Strategy'

June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Azerbaijan: Analysis of Gaps in the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

October 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

'Because we are refugees': utilizing a legal label

1 October 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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