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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

Statement to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

5 October 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR Observations on the Draft Law 472 SE amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

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

IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 1: Understanding migrant vulnerability concepts, drivers, protection frameworks and gaps

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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 Submission on Sri Lanka : UPR 28th Session

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Høring over udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Ændring af udvisningsreglerne m.v.)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update II

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: 3rd Cycle, 27th Session - Kingdom of Bahrain

September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: 3rd Cycle, 27th Session - Indonesia

September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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