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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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Statement to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

5 October 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR RSD Procedural Standards - Appeal of Negative RSD Decisions

2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the interpretation and application of Article 25, Article 27 and Article 28 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Review of Gender Equality in Operations

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America. UNHCR Discussion Paper. A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Hungary: UNHCR concerned about new restrictive law, increased reports of violence, and a deterioration of the situation at border with Serbia

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee Status Determination

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Hungary as a country of asylum. Observations on restrictive legal measures and subsequent practice implemented between July 2015 and March 2016

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Rising to the Challenge: Improving the Asylum Procedure in Iceland

April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Legal considerations on the return of asylum-seekers and refugees from Greece to Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the safe third country and first country of asylum concept

23 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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