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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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Résumé des observations provisoires du HCR sur la proposition de directive du Conseil relative à des normes minimales concernant la procédure d'octroi et de retrait du statut de réfugié dans les États membres (Document du Conseil 14203/04, Asile 64, 9 novembre 2004)

22 March 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Summary of UNHCR's Provisional Observations on the Proposal for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures in Member States for Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status

22 March 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Provisional Comments on the Proposal for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures in Member States for Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status (Council Document 14203/04, Asile 64, of 9 November 2004)

10 February 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Commentaires provisoires du HCR sur la proposition de directive du Conseil relative à des normes minimales concernant la procédure d'octroi et de retrait du statut de réfugié dans les États membres (Document du Conseil 14203/04, Asile 64, 9 novembre 2004)

10 February 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Commentaires annotés du HCR sur la directive 2004/83/CE du Conseil du 29 avril 2004 concernant les normes minimales relatives aux conditions que doivent remplir les ressortissants des pays tiers ou les apatrides pour pouvoir prétendre au statut de réfugié ou les personnes qui, pour d'autres raisons, ont besoin d'une protection internationale, et relatives au contenu de ces statuts (JO L 304/12 du 30.9.2004)

28 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotated Comments on the EC Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on Minimum Standards for the Qualification and Status of Third Country Nationals or Stateless Persons as Refugees or as Persons Who Otherwise Need International Protection and the Content of the Protection Granted (OJ L 304/12 of 30.9.2004)

28 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Talking Points of the High Commissioner at the Informal JHA Council (The Hague)

1 October 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

The European Union, Asylum and the International Refugee Protection Regime: UNHCR's Recommendations for the New Multiannual Programme in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

1 September 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

The European Union, Asylum and the International Refugee Protection Regime: The New Multiannual Programme in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Key Recommendations from UNHCR

1 September 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the European Commission Communication "On the Managed Entry in the EU of Persons in Need of International Protection and Enhancement of the Protection Capacity of the Regions of Origin: Improving Access to Durable Solutions" (COM(2004) 410 final, 4 June 2004)

30 August 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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