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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 United States Board of Immigration Appeals in the Matter of Michelle Thomas et al. (in Removal Proceedings)

25 January 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Mong Lian Hau v. Gonzales, Attorney General

11 January 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Ma San Kywe v. Gonzales, Attorney General

9 January 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Board of Immigration Appeals in the Matter of Bikram Thapa (in Removal Proceedings)

9 November 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in the case of The Queen on the Application of Al Rawi and Others (Appellants) and (1) The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and (2) The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondents)

12 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the case of Zainab Esther Fornah (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

14 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Australia in the case of Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v. QAAH of 2004

8 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to the Tokyo Bar Association on the Causal Linkage Between a 1951 Convention Ground and the Risk of Being Persecuted

1 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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

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