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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 letter to legal counsel re guidance on the interpretation of article 31 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

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

UNHCR's Position on the Detention of Asylum-seekers in Malta

18 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Memorandum of Understanding between the International Detention Coalition and The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

13 June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Kenya in the case of Kituo Cha Sheria and others v. The Attorney General

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Alternatives to the Detention of Asylum-seekers in Belgium

October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Lakatosh and Others v. Russia

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

Staff Safety and Security Issues, Including Refugee Security

2 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Questions relatives a la sûreté et la sécurité du personnel, y compris la sécurité des réfugiés

2 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Saadi v. United Kingdom

30 March 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Collateral coverage: media images of Afghan refugees during the 2001 emergency

4 August 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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