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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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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

UNHCR concerned about the conditions of refugees and migrants in Calais and Dunkerque, in particular children

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

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft Law Proposal amending the Aliens Act and some other laws of the Republic of Finland

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

UNHCR RSD Procedural Standards - Legal Representation in UNHCR RSD Procedures

2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Syria Arab Republic: Protection and Community Services Sector (Inside Syria) - Beneficiaries reached by Sub district (January - August 2015)

31 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Compatibility Of The 1954 Convention Relating To The Status Of Stateless Persons With Canada's Legal Framework And Its International Human Rights Obligations

2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Croatia

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Echoes From Syria Issue 1 - June 2014

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Provisional Comments and Recommendations On the Draft Amendments to the Law on Asylum and Refugees

4 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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