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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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Litigating Refugees: An Empirical Examination of Trends in Canadian Federal Court Jurisprudence Prior to Refugee Reform and Legal Analysis of Common Issues Against International Norms

November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the Second Cycle (13th - 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Building Empirical Research into Alternatives to Detention: Perceptions of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Toronto and Geneva

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

ACNUR Informe Mundial 2012, Las Américas

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

ACNUR Informe Mundial 2012, América del Norte y el Caribe

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Canada

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Seeing migrants, selecting refugees: a historical study of Chinese settlement in Canada and New Zealand

30 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Actualización de los Programas y Estrategias del ACNUR 2013: Las Américas

2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

15 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

The Impact of the Lack of Legal Representation in the Canadian Asylum Process

6 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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