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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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Considerations on the "Safe Third Country" Concept

July 1996 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's Policy and Practice Regarding Urban Refugees. A Discussion Paper

October 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Position: Visa Requirements and Carrier Sanctions

September 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Policy on Adoption

22 August 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Agents of Persecution - UNHCR Position

14 March 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Position on Readmission Agreements, 'Protection Elsewhere' and Asylum Policy

1 August 1994 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

The Principle of Non-Refoulement as a Norm of Customary International Law. Response to the Questions Posed to UNHCR by the Federal Constitutional Court of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cases 2 BvR 1938/93, 2 BvR 1953/93, 2 BvR 1954/93

31 January 1994 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note on Temporary Protection in a Broader Context

1 January 1994 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Politique du HCR concernant les enfants réfugiés

6 August 1993 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Policy on Refugee Children

6 August 1993 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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