Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 16:13 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: Commentaries
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 247 results
CAR violence driving more refugees into northern DRC, local communities stretched to cope

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Comments on the European Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of [Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person], for identifying an illegally staying third-country national or stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes (recast) - COM (2016) 272

May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Confidential Comments, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 61st Session: Uruguay

May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR comments on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the member state responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast) - COM (2016) 270

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR comments on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Asylum - COM (2016) 271

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft Decree of the Estonian Minister of the Interior from 29 March 2016 establishing the procedure for carrying out interviews with applicants for international protection

9 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Høring over udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Ændring af udvisningsreglerne m.v.)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Concept Note of the Estonian Ministry of Justice from 24 November 2015 for the elaboration of a law proposal amending the Penal Code and the Law Enforcement Act

April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Icelandic Act on Foreigners: Frumvarp til laga um breytingu á lögum um útlendinga, nr. 96 15. maí 2002, með síðari breytingum (kærunefnd, fjölgun nefndarmanna)

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

Comments by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the revised Law Proposal amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens and other related laws (draft law 81 SE)

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Search Refworld