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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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Opinion of UNHCR Regarding the Question of "Non-State Persecution", As Discussed With the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Parliament (Lower House) on 29 November 1999

29 November 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR and the Establishment of an International Criminal Court: Some Comments on the Draft Statute

June 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Implementation of the Dublin Convention: Some UNHCR Observations

1 May 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Amnesty Laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina

19 March 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the Commission's Proposal for a Joint Action Concerning Temporary Protection of Displaced Persons

1 April 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Overview of Amnesty Laws in the Former Yugoslavia

21 January 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Representations to the Social Security Advisory Committee on the "Social Security (Persons from Abroad) Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 1995"

10 November 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Position on Some Decisions taken on 1 June 1993 by the EC Ministers Responsible for Immigration

1 June 1993 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Position Relating to the Resolution on Safe Countries of Origin (London, 30 November - 1 December 1992)

December 1992 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Position on Conventions Recently Concluded in Europe (Dublin and Schengen Conventions)

16 August 1991 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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