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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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UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Høring over udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Ændring af udvisningsreglerne m.v.)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Togo - COI Compilation

August 2016 | 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: The Republic of South Sudan

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Nigeria - COI Compilation

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Crimes of Lèse Majesté and Similar Criminal Offences

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UN: Central African Republic at risk of becoming the world's largest forgotten humanitarian crisis

27 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Statement delivered by Volker Türk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection on behalf of UN Women, OHCHR and UNHCR at the High-Level Side Event on Equal Nationality Rights

10 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

B010 v. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Factum of the Intervener (UNHCR)

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

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