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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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Options Paper 2: Options for governments on open reception and alternatives to detention

2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Intervention orale du HCR devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme - Audience dans l'affaire I.M. c. France

17 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Observations actualisées du HCR devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c. France

31 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Observations écrites du HCR devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c. France

September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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