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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 House of Lords in the cases of Xhevdet Hoxha v. Special Adjudicator and B v. Immigration Appeal Tribunal

5 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Note on the Cancellation of Refugee Status

22 November 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Cancellation of Refugee Status

March 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR letter to legal counsel relating to the case of Sokha Sun v. Ashcroft, Attorney General, pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

28 February 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Note on Loss of Refugee Status Through Cancellation

4 July 1989 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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