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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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Rohingya refugees and locals help newcomers in need

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

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

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

Angola: UNHCR starts relocating Congolese refugees from border sites

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

UNHCR Comments on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast) – COM (2016) 465

August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Detention Checklist

July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR Detention Checklist

July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under EU Dublin regulation

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

UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs einer Novelle zum Tiroler Mindestsicherungsgesetz

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

Explanatory Memorandum pertaining to UNHCR's submission to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on developments in the management of asylum and reception in Greece

April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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

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