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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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New drowning incidents involving refugees in the Gulf of Aden

15 April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirsi and Others v. Italy

29 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Protection Policy Paper: Maritime interception operations and the processing of international protection claims: legal standards and policy considerations with respect to extraterritorial processing

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirsi and Others v. Italy

March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Statement of Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the INTERTANKO Annual Tanker Event (Tokyo, Japan, 14 May 2009), "Sea Rescues - A Duty and a Matter of Conscience!"

14 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Declaración de la señora Erika Feller, Alta Comisionada Asistente en Materia de Protección, ACNUR, Reunión anual de operadores de carga INTERTANKO (Tokio, Japón, 14 de mayo de 2009), "Salvamento en el Mar: ¡Un deber y una cuestión de conciencia!"

14 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

The treatment of persons rescued at sea : conclusions and recommendations from recent meetings and expert round tables convened by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

11 April 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Points saillants de l'exposé sur le Dialogue du Haut Commissaire concernant les défis de protection

28 February 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Outline for the Oral Update on the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges

28 February 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Résumé du Président, 12 décembre 2007 (Dialogue du Haut Commissaire sur les défis de protection (11-12 décembre 2007), Thème : Protection des réfugiés, solutions durables et migration internationale

21 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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