Last Updated: Thursday, 28 July 2016, 06:48 GMT

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
Selected filters: Stowaways
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 10 results
Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Refugees and Migrants

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Rescue at Sea, Stowaways and Maritime Interception: Selected Reference Materials

December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

The Treatment of Persons Rescued at Sea: Conclusions and Recommendations From Recent Meetings and Expert Roundtables Convened by UNHCR

28 November 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Le traitement des personnes sauvées en mer : Conclusions et recommandations des récentes réunions et tables rondes d'experts organisées par le HCR

28 November 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Textes de référence sélectionnés: Sauvetage en mer, interception maritime et passagers clandestins

May 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Rescue at Sea. A Guide to Principles and Practice as Applied to Migrants and Refugees

September 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Rescue-at-Sea: Specific Aspects Relating to the Protection of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees. Expert Roundtable, Lisbon 25-26 March 2002, Summary of Discussions

11 April 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Background Note on the Protection of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees Rescued at Sea (Final version, including Annexes)

18 March 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Practical Guidelines for Shipowners, Their Agents and Shipmasters Relating to Stowaway Asylum-Seekers

January 1992 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

International Convention Relating to Stowaways ("Brussels Convention")

10 October 1957 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Search Refworld