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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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Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal "Clearer authority for the Police when implementing decisions concerning expulsion" (Tydligare befogenheter för polisen när beslut om avvisning eller utvisning verkställs)

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed legislative amendments to Chapter 12 of the Norwegian Immigration Act on the use of coercive measures, including administrative detention of families with children, arrest, directed residence/residence restrictions and regular reporting to the authorities- public hearing/public consultation [Høringsbrev om endringer i utlendingslovens regler om tvangsmidler]

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

UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs für das Fremdenrechtsänderungsgesetz 2017

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

UNHCR welcomes Ecuador's new Human Mobility Law

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

Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the interpretation and application of Article 25, Article 27 and Article 28 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Recommendations by UNHCR on Slovenia's Draft Act of 12 October 2016 amending the Aliens Act of 22 May 2014

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

Aktualisierte Stellungnahme zu sozialen Rechten für anerkannte Flüchtlinge

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

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft Decree of the Estonian Minister of the Interior from 29 March 2016 establishing the procedure for carrying out interviews with applicants for international protection

9 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Country Chapters (last updated 2016)

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

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