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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 Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Høring over udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Ændring af udvisningsreglerne m.v.)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update II

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Note on Legal Considerations for Cooperation between the European Union and Turkey on the Return of Asylum-Seekers and Migrants

10 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

General legal considerations of relevance to NATO's engagement with the refugee and migrant movements in the Aegean Sea

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America, UNHCR Discussion Paper (Draft): A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

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

Onward Movement Of Asylum-seekers And Refugees: Discussion paper prepared for the Expert Roundtable on Onward Movement

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Key Messages to The AU-Horn of Africa Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants by The North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

UNHCR Manual on the Case Law of the European Regional Courts

June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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