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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 Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

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

Exclusion at a Crossroads: The Interplay between International Criminal Law and Refugee Law in the Area of Extended Liability.

30 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Forced Displacement and International Crimes

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Forced Displacement and International Crimes

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Exclusion at a Crossroads: The Interplay between International Criminal Law and Refugee Law in the Area of Extended Liability

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Complementarities between International Refugee Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law: Concept Note

April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Complementarities Between International Refugee Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law: A UNHCR Perspective on the Meaning(s) of Persecution and the Use of Criminal Evidence

April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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