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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 Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Netherlands

July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

UNHCR's Oral Submissions at the Court of Justice of the European Union: Hearing of the case of Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v A, B and C

25 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Written Observations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the cases of A and Others (C-148/13, 149/13 and 150/13)

21 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Netherlands

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Case of X and Others

11 April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases of Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v. X, Y and Z

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

Mapping Statelessness in the Netherlands

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

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies and Special Procedures' Reports - Universal Periodic Review: The Netherlands

November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

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