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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 letter to the European Court of Human Rights on forced returns to Iraq

9 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the United Kingdom in the case of A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

27 May 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the case 2 BvR 2915/09 - Stellungnahme an das Bundesverfassungsgericht zur Verfassungsbeschwerde 2 BvR 2915/09

February 2010 | 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 Ahmed Ali and Others v. the Netherlands and Greece

February 2010 | 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 QD (Iraq) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

31 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR public statement in relation to Salahadin Abdulla and Others v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union

August 2008 | 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 Saadi v. United Kingdom

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

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