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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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Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Inquiry "Barnkonventionen blir svensk lag" SOU 2016:19

14 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal (Ds 2016:21) concerning activities for asylum-seekers and municipality placements of unaccompanied children

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal on restrictions of the possibility to obtain a residence permit in Sweden ("Begränsningar av möjligheten att få uppehållstillstånd i Sverige – utkast till lagrådsremiss")

10 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal Prop. 2015/16:67 concerning particular measures in situation of serious threat to the public order or the internal security of the country (Särskilda åtgärder vid allvarlig fara för den allmänna ordningen eller den inre säkerheten i landet)

10 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the proposal to transpose the recast Asylum Procedures Directive in Sweden ("Genomförande av det omarbetade asylprocedurdirectivet, Ds 2015:37")

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the proposal Ds 2015:33

28 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Comments on the Inquiry (SOU 2006:6, Swedish Government Official Report) on the implementation in Swedish law of Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted

15 May 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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