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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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General legal considerations: search-and-rescue operations involving refugees and migrants at sea

November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of A.L. v. Russia

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

UNHCR deeply concerned at reports of informal forced returns from Greece to Turkey

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

UNHCR concerned about return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

21 March 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 'sur place' claims within the meaning of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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

UNHCR welcomes Ecuador's new Human Mobility Law

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

Resettlement of Children and Adolescents at Risk

June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Bilateral and/or Multilateral Arrangements for Processing Claims for International Protection and Finding Durable Solutions for Refugees - Position paper

20 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Legal considerations on the return of asylum-seekers and refugees from Greece to Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the safe third country and first country of asylum concept

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

General legal considerations of relevance to NATO's engagement with the refugee and migrant movements in the Aegean Sea

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

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