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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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Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins

19 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR-Analyse zum Entwurf einer Verordnung der Bundesregierung zur Feststellung der Gefährdung der Aufrechterhaltung der öffentlichen Ordnung und des Schutzes der inneren Sicherheit

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

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Updated Recommendations to The Netherlands for its Presidency of the Council of the EU January - June 2016

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal Prop. 2015/16:67 concerning particular measures in situation of serious threat to the public order or the internal security of the country (Särskilda åtgärder vid allvarlig fara för den allmänna ordningen eller den inre säkerheten i landet)

10 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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

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

Safe Haven: Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. Case Study, Haiti

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Kenya in the case of Kituo Cha Sheria and others v. The Attorney General

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

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