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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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Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal on restrictions of the possibility to obtain a residence permit in Sweden ("Begränsningar av möjligheten att få uppehållstillstånd i Sverige – utkast till lagrådsremiss")

10 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

The Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: The Republic of Turkey

June 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: Egypt

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

UNHCR welcomes Afghanistan's new IDP policy

11 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned at arbitrary detention of Syrian refugees in Egypt

26 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Zambia begins granting Angolan refugees permanent residency

31 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR's Comments on the Proposed Amendments to the Nationality Act and the Immigration Control Act of the Republic of Korea

29 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 3: The Status of Stateless Persons at the National Level

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

UNHCR letter to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany relating to the case 1 BvL 3/11 - Schreiben an das Bundesverfassungsgericht

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

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