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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 comments on the European Commission's Amended Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection status (Recast) COM (2011) 319 final

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Comentarios del ACNUR sobre la Propuesta de la Comisión Europea para la reforma del Reglamento del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo por el que se establecen los criterios y mecanismos para la determinación del Estado miembro responsable del examen de una solicitud de protección internacional presentada en uno de los Estados miembros por un nacional de un tercer país o por un apátrida ("Dublín II") (COM(2008) 820, de 3 de diciembre de 2008) y la Propuesta de la Comisión Europea para la reforma del Reglamento del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo relativo al establecimiento del sistema «Eurodac» para el cotejamiento de huellas dactilares para la aplicación efectiva del [Reglamento de Dublín II] (COM(2008) 825, de 3 diciembre de 2008)

18 March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Comments on the Draft Agreement between Canada and the United States of America for "Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries"

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

UNHCR's Observations on the European Commission's Proposal for a Council Regulation Establishing the Criteria and Mechanisms for Determining the Member State Responsible for Examining an Asylum Application Lodged in One of the Member States by a Third-Country National (COM (2001) 447 final)

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

Revisiting the Dublin Convention: Some Reflections by UNHCR in Response to the Commission Staff Working Paper

19 January 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Implementation of the Dublin Convention: Some UNHCR Observations

1 May 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Position Relating to the Resolution on Safe Countries of Origin (London, 30 November - 1 December 1992)

December 1992 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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