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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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Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the members of parliament's legislative motion concerning age assessment of children seeking asylum in Norway ("Representantforslag 93 S (2015–2016) om nye og mer treffsikre metoder for alderstesting av barn som søker asyl")

8 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR observations on the use of age assessments in the identification of separated or unaccompanied children seeking asylum

1 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Protecting the best interests of the child in Dublin Procedures - UNHCR's comments on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 as regards determining the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors with no family member, sibling or relative legally present in a Member State

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Protecting the best interests of the child in Dublin Procedures - UNHCR's comments on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 as regards determining the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors with no family member, sibling or relative legally present in a Member State

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Oral Statement to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the framework of a request for an Advisory Opinion on Migrant Children presented by MERCOSUR

7 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR's Oral Statement to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the framework of a request for an Advisory Opinion on Migrant Children presented by MERCOSUR

7 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR's Oral Statement to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the framework of a request for an Advisory Opinion on Migrant Children presented by MERCOSUR

7 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the framework of request for an Advisory Opinion on Migrant Children presented by MERCOSUR

17 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Complementarities Between International Refugee Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law: A UNHCR Perspective on the Meaning(s) of Persecution and the Use of Criminal Evidence

April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Evidentiary assessment and the EU qualification directive

1 June 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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