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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 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Bringas-Rodriguez v. Lynch, Attorney General

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

Summary Conclusions on International Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence; Roundtable 13 and 14 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

20 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

The 1951 Refugee Convention and the Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

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

UNHCR statement on religious persecution and the interpretation of Article 9(1) of the EU Qualification Directive

17 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the case of Bueso-Avila v. Holder, Attorney General

9 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Board of Immigration Appeals in the matter of Gatimi

25 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Position de l'UNHCR sur les demandes de statut de réfugié dans le cadre de la Convention de 1951 relative au Statut des Réfugiés, fondées sur une crainte de persécution en raison de l'appartenance d'un individu à une famille ou à un clan impliqué dans une vendetta

17 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Posición del ACNUR con respecto a las solicitudes de la condición de refugiado según la Convención de 1951 sobre el Estatuto de Refugiado con base en temores de persecución por motivos de pertenencia de una persona a una familia o a un clan vinculado en una disputa mortal

17 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Position on Claims for Refugee Status Under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees Based on a Fear of Persecution Due to an Individual's Membership of a Family or Clan Engaged in a Blood Feud

17 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR letter to the Tokyo Bar Association on the Causal Linkage Between a 1951 Convention Ground and the Risk of Being Persecuted

1 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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