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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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Nota UNHCR sul recepimento delle Direttive 2013/32/UE del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013, recante procedure comuni ai fini del riconoscimento dello status di protezione internazionale (rifusione) e 2013/33/UE del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013 recante norme relative all'accoglienza dei richiedenti protezione internazionale (rifusione).

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

Protecting the best interests of the child in Dublin Procedures - UNHCR's comments on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 as regards determining the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors with no family member, sibling or relative legally present in a Member State

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

UNHCR comments on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of operational cooperation coordinated by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) COM 2013(197) final

April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Comments on the plans of the Government of the Netherlands for 'a more careful and faster' asylum procedure

September 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotated Comments on the Amended Proposal for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures in Member States for Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status (COM(2002) 326 final of 18 June 2002, presented by the Commission)

27 February 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations sommaires du HCR sur la proposition modifiée de Directive du Conseil relative à des normes minimales concernant la procédure d'octroi et de retrait du statut de réfugié dans les Etats membres (COM(2000) 326 final/2, 18 juin 2002)

29 January 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Summary Observations on the Amended Proposal by the European Commission for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures in Member States for Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status (COM(2000) 326 final/2, 18 June 2002)

29 January 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Additional UNHCR Observations on Article 33(2) of the 1951 Convention in the Context of the Draft Qualification Directive

December 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotations for Articles 1 to 19 of the Draft Council Directive on Minimum Standards for the Qualification of Third Country Nationals and Stateless Persons as Refugees or as Persons Who Otherwise Need International Protection and the Content of the Protection Granted

December 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Some Additional Observations and Recommendations on the European Commission 'Proposal for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards for the Qualification and Status of Third Country Nationals and Stateless Persons as Refugees or as Persons Who Otherwise Need International Protection' (COM(2001) 510 final, 2001/0207(CNS) of 12 September 2001)

July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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