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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 Norwegian Immigration Regulation of 18 January 2017 to reduce the income requirement in family reunification cases and introduce a requirement providing that an application for family reunification must be submitted within three months after the granting of the status [Invitasjon til høringsmøte og høring om endringer i utlendingsforskriften – underholdskravet i familieinnvandringssaker – senking av underholdskravet og endring av ettårsfrist for unntak for flyktninger]

13 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Skærpelse af reglerne om tidsubegrænset opholdstilladelse)

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Icelandic Act on Foreigners: Frumvarp til laga um breytingu á lögum um útlendinga, nr. 96 15. maí 2002, með síðari breytingum (kærunefnd, fjölgun nefndarmanna) (Lagt fyrir Alþingi á 145. löggjafarþingi 2015–2016)

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

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft Law Proposal of 15 April 2016 amending the Aliens Act of the Republic of Finland

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Act and Regulation: Høring – Endringer i utlendingslovgivningen (Innstramninger II)

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation, L 87

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

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

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees New Zealand Immigration Amendment Bill 2012 - Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

8 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Mapping Statelessness in the Netherlands

November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Get up and go: refugee resettlement and secondary migration in the USA.

1 September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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