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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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Comments by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the Memorandum of 6 December 2013, proposing Criminalization of Refugee Espionage

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for the Northern Europe on the Report SOU 2013:29 "Det svenska medborgarskapet –Betänkande av Medborgarskapsutredningen"

30 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Response to ESI Letter to LIBE Suggesting Amending EU Legislation on Asylum Procedure

1 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR launches updated version of key protection tool, Refworld

17 April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Refworld Revamped

15 April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Observations on the proposed amendments to the Lithuanian Law on Legal Status of Aliens (No XIP-4566)

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Office for the Baltic and Nordic Countries on the Ministry of Internal Affairs' proposal no. 12-2398-02 introducing amendments to the Lithuanian Law on Citizenship

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés relatifs aux : - projet de loi modifiant la loi du 15 décembre 1980 sur l'accès au territoire, le séjour, l'établissement et l'éloignement des étrangers et la loi du 12 janvier 2007 sur l'accueil des demandeurs d'asile et de certaines autres catégories d'étrangers (ci-après « projet de loi monocaméral »), et - projet de loi modifiant la loi du 15 décembre 1980 sur l'accès au territoire, le séjour, l'établissement et l'éloignement des étrangers, et modifiant la loi du 27 décembre 2006 portant des dispositions diverses (ci-après « projet de loi bicaméral »).

29 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

An efficient and protective Eurodac - UNHCR comments on the Commission's amended 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 […/…] (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) and to request comparisons with EURODAC data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (Recast version)

November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Initial Observations on the Estonian Ministry of Culture's Proposal to the Government of the Republic of Estonia to draft a development plav "Integrating Estonia 2020"

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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