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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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General legal considerations of relevance to NATO's engagement with the refugee and migrant movements in the Aegean Sea

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Refugees and Migrants

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

Chairman's Summary, 12 December 2007 (High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges (11-12 December 2007), Theme: Refugee Protection, Durable Solutions and International Migration)

21 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Résumé du Président, 12 décembre 2007 (Dialogue du Haut Commissaire sur les défis de protection (11-12 décembre 2007), Thème : Protection des réfugiés, solutions durables et migration internationale

21 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Migrants and Refugees

September 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Rescue-at-Sea: Specific Aspects Relating to the Protection of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees. Expert Roundtable, Lisbon 25-26 March 2002, Summary of Discussions

11 April 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Background Note on the Protection of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees Rescued at Sea (Final version, including Annexes)

18 March 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Regional Meetings: Key Conclusions and Recommendations (Regional Meetings in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), 14-15 May 2001, and in Macau, 28-29 May 2001)

31 May 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Consultations mondiales sur la protection internationale: Aperçu des conclusions et recommandations clés (Ateliers régionaux à Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) et à Macao)

31 May 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Interception de demandeurs d'asile et de réfugiés : Le cadre international et les recommandations en vue d'une approche globale

9 June 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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