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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 (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft Decree of the Estonian Minister of the Interior from 29 March 2016 establishing the procedure for carrying out interviews with applicants for international protection

9 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Concept Note of the Estonian Ministry of Justice from 24 November 2015 for the elaboration of a law proposal amending the Penal Code and the Law Enforcement Act

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

Comments by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the revised Law Proposal amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens and other related laws (draft law 81 SE)

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

Additional Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the revised draft Law Proposal of 15 June 2015 amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens and other related laws

August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Draft Law Proposal of 05 December 2014 amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Estonia: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees observations on the proposed amendments to the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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