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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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La protection des refugies en droit international

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

Considerations Relating to Cessation on the Basis of Article 1 C (5) of the 1951 Convention With Regard to Afghan Refugees and Persons Determined in Need of International Protection

29 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR - Stellungnahme zur Schutzbedürftigkeit von Flüchtlingen armenischer Volkszugehörigkeit aus Aserbaidschan in Deutschland

March 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Prise de position du HCR sur le besoin de protection en Allemagne des réfugiés d'origine arménienne en provenance de l'Azerbaïdjan (UNHCR)

March 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Refugee Protection in International Law: UNHCR's Global Consultations on International Protection

2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Current Issues in Cessation of Protection Under Article 1C of the 1951 Refugee Convention and Article I.4 of the 1969 OAU Convention [Global Consultations on International Protection/Second Track]

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

Global Consultations on International Protection/Second Track: "When Is International Protection No Longer Necessary? The 'Ceased Circumstances' Provisions of the Cessation Clauses: Principles and UNHCR Practice, 1973-1999"

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

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