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Comments on National Legislation

The international obligations of States regarding refugees and non-refugee stateless persons as well as the prevention and reduction of statelessness need to be translated into national laws in order to ensure their effective implementation. UNHCR reviews and comments on national legislation in order to assist States in ensuring that national legislation is in accordance with international standards related to refugee law and statelessness.

UNHCR has promulgated guidelines (Internal link) and a checklist (Internal link) to assist those reviewing and commenting on national legislation related to refugees and non-refugee stateless persons. These should be consulted by UNHCR staff and others involved in reviewing and commenting on national legislation.
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UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf eines Bundesgesetzes, mit dem das Asylgesetz 1997 (AsylG-Novelle 2003), das Bundesbetreuungsgesetz, das Bundesgesetz über den unabhängigen Bundesasylsenat und das Meldegesetz geändert werden

15 May 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Gesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung für ein Zuwanderungsgesetz, BR-Drucks. 22/03 vom 16.01.2003

February 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR's Comments on the 2002 Law on Asylum and Refugees of Bulgaria

19 November 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Ärztegesetz 1998 geändert wird (2. Ärztegesetz-Novelle)

21 June 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf der Fremden-, Asyl- und Ausländerbeschäftigungsgesetznovelle

15 April 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf eines Bundesgesetzes, mit dem das Asylgesetz 1997 geändert wird (Asylgesetz-Novelle 2001)

28 May 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Stellungnahme zum Entwurf eines Bundesgesetzes, mit dem das Fremdengesetz 1997 und das Strafgesetzbuch geändert werden

20 April 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Organic Law on Rights and Freedoms of Aliens in Spain and Their Social Integration (Aliens Law); Summary and Comments by UNHCR

14 March 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Preliminary observations and comments on the draft Moldovan Law on Refugee Status

23 February 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Stellungnahme zum Abänderungsantrag zum Initiativantrag Nr. 842/A

12 November 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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