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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 Comments on the Draft Agreement between Canada and the United States of America for "Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries"

26 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Immigration Reform and the Reorganization of Homeland Defense - "Homeland Security Act of 2002"

8 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Commission Green Paper on A Community Return Policy on Illegal Residents. UNHCR's Comments

1 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Communication from the European Commission on A Common Policy on Illegal Immigration (COM(2001) 672 final). UNHCR's Observations

1 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Some Additional Observations and Recommendations on the European Commission 'Proposal for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards for the Qualification and Status of Third Country Nationals and Stateless Persons as Refugees or as Persons Who Otherwise Need International Protection' (COM(2001) 510 final, 2001/0207(CNS) of 12 September 2001)

July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Comments on the European Commission's Working Document on the Relationship Between Safeguarding Internal Security and Complying With International Protection Obligations and Instruments

2 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Observations on the European Commission's Proposal for a Council Regulation Establishing the Criteria and Mechanisms for Determining the Member State Responsible for Examining an Asylum Application Lodged in One of the Member States by a Third-Country National (COM (2001) 447 final)

1 February 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

"Towards a Common European Migration Management Policy". UNHCR Observations on the European Commission Communication on a Community Immigration Policy (COM (2000) 757 final)

1 November 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Strengthening the Tampere Process; UNHCR's Recommendations to the Laeken Summit (December 2001)

1 November 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the European Commission Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism (COM(2001) 521 final 2001/0217 (CNS))

1 November 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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