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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 intervention before the House of Lords in the case of (1) Hamid, (2) Gaafar and (3) Mohammed (Appellants) v. the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to legal counsel regarding the International Standards for Exclusion From Refugee Status as Applied to Child Soldiers

12 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Mir Isfahani v. the Netherlands

May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Advisory Opinion on the Rules of Confidentiality Regarding Asylum Information

31 March 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the cases of Xhevdet Hoxha v. Special Adjudicator and B v. Immigration Appeal Tribunal

5 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Advisory Opinion on the Interpretation of the Refugee Definition

23 December 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the case of European Roma Rights Centre and Others v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport, Secretary of State for the Home Department

28 September 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to the Tokyo Bar Association Regarding Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation

3 September 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Constitutional Court of Austria in the case G 16, 17/04 - Stellungnahme des Flüchtlingshochkommissariats der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) an den Verfassungsgerichtshof im Verfahren G 16, 17/04

1 April 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Constitutional Court of Austria in the case G 237, 238/03 – 2 - Stellungnahme des Flüchtlingshochkommissariats der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) an den Verfassungsgerichtshof im Verfahren G 237, 238/03 - 2

12 February 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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