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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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Guidance on the Protection of Personal Data of Persons of Concern to UNHCR

July 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR-Kurzinformation zur Situation von PalästinenserInnen im Irak

27 April 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Legal considerations regarding access to protection and a connection between the refugee and the third country in the context of return or transfer to safe third countries

April 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's position on the status of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals defined as 'infiltrators' by Israel

November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Preliminary Legal Observations on the Seizure and Search of Electronic Devices of Asylum-Seekers

4 August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Representing Stateless Persons Before U.S. Immigration Authorities

August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Position on Legal Representation for Asylum-seekers

31 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Policy on Emergency Preparedness and Response

2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's position regarding the detention of refugee and migrant children in the migration context

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's New Emergency Policy: How to Better Prepare for and Respond to the Needs of Displaced People

2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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