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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 Observations on the European Commission Communication on 'A More Efficient Common European Asylum System: The Single Procedure as the Next Step' (COM(2004)503 final; Annex SEC(2004)937, 15 July 2004)

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

Observations du HCR relatives à la Communication de la Commission européenne sur "Un régime d'asile européen commun plus efficace: la procédure unique comme prochaine étape", (COM(2004)503 final; Annexe SEC(2004)937, 15 juillet 2004)

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

Comments From UNHCR on the Final Report by the Fourth Immigration Policy Advisory Committee on the Refugee Recognition System (Report of 24 December 2003)

23 February 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Aide Mémoire: Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures on Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status

18 November 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Implementation of the Aliens Act 2000: UNHCR's Observations and Recommendations

July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotated Comments on Council Directive 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003 Laying Down Minimum Standards for the Reception of Asylum Seekers

July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Summary Observations on the European Commission Communication "Towards More Accessible, Equitable and Managed Asylum Systems" (COM (2003) 315 final)

4 June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotated Comments on Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 on Minimum Standards for Giving Temporary Protection in the Event of a Mass Influx of Displaced Persons and on Measures Promoting a Balance of Efforts Between Member States in Receiving Such Persons and Bearing the Consequences Thereof

19 May 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Comments on the Source Country Information Systems (SCIS) of the International Centre for Migration Policy (ICMPD)

May 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotated Comments on the Amended Proposal for a Council Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures in Member States for Granting and Withdrawing Refugee Status (COM(2002) 326 final of 18 June 2002, presented by the Commission)

27 February 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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