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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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Amicus curiae submissions of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in case number 2015/203 (Staten v/Utlendingsnemnda (Regjeringsadvokaten) v. Paravene Razaei, Hussain Sakhi Zade, Sarina Sakhi Zade and Parya Sakhi Zade (advokat Christian Hauge)) before the Supreme Court of Norway

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

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

UNHCR observations on the use of age assessments in the identification of separated or unaccompanied children seeking asylum

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

UNHCR Letter to the Court – Re: The Constitutional Court of Ecuador query regarding International Treaty No. 0030-13-TI

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

B010 v. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Factum of the Intervener (UNHCR)

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

Submission from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the legal representative in case numbers XXX, XXX and XXX before the Danish Refugee Appeal Board

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

Observations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Case of X v Office of Immigration and Nationality (17.K.32.297/2013) before the Constitutional Court of Hungary

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

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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