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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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Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: United States of America

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Republic of Maldives

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Matters of C.P.-G., C.-G., V.-C., C.-G., and A.-C., Amicus Curiae Brief, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees In Support of Respondents

21 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Azerbaijan

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Training Programmes for Women, Men and Youths

August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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

20 April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

In rural Pennsylvania, a model of civil immigration detention

6 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Comments on Articles 48 and 48 bis of the Draft Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Directrices de Protección Internacional No. 8: Solicitudes de asilo de niños bajo los artículos 1(A)2 y 1(F) de la Convención de 1951 y/o del Protocolo de 1967 sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Richtlinien Zum Internationalen Schutz: Asylanträge von Kindern im Zusammenhang mit Artikel 1 (A) 2 und 1 (F) des Abkommens von 1951 bzw. des Protokolls von 1967 über die Rechtsstellung der Flüchtlinge

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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