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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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Escaping war at home, Syrian couple start over in Argentina

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

Brazil and UNHCR strengthen partnership to help refugees fleeing the Syria conflict

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

UNHCR Letter to the Court – Re: The Constitutional Court of Ecuador query regarding International Treaty No. 0030-13-TI

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

Legal avenues to safety and protection through other forms of admission

18 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Inquiry into the Migration Amendment Bill 2013

20 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Submission to the Expert Panel on Asylum-seekers

27 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Refugee Family Reunification. UNHCR's Response to the European Commission Green Paper on the Right to Family Reunification of Third Country Nationals Living in the European Union (Directive 2003/86/EC)

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011 Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

25 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - 2011 Independent Review of the Intelligence Community

1 April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Position: Visa Requirements and Carrier Sanctions

September 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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