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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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Good Practices Paper – Action 6: Establishing Statelessness Determination Procedures to Protect Stateless Persons

11 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

New start for victims of war in city of peace

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

MM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: UNHCR Submissions

18 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees surpasses 100,000 mark

19 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

AH (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submission on behalf of UNHCR

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submissions on behalf of UNHCR

3 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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

Options Paper 1: Options for governments on care arrangements and alternatives to detention for children and families

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

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Submissions on behalf of UNHCR

5 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

AH (Algeria) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

21 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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