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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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Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Ireland

March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases of N.S. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department in United Kingdom and M.E. and Others v. Refugee Application Commissioner and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in Ireland

1 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Mapping Integration: UNHCR's Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming Project on Refugee Integration in Ireland - 2008/2009. Targeted or Mainstream Support to Refugee Integration? Legislation, Policy and Support in Ireland and Selected European Countries

April 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR's Comments on the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008

March 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR's Comments on the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2007

July 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Ireland Atlas Map

10 May 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2006 - Ireland

1 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, 2004 (country chapters last updated September 2009)

1 November 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter: Ireland

June 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR Comments on the Irish Immigration Bill 2002

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

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