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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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UNHCR Comments on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast) – COM (2016) 465

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

UNHCR Annotated Comments to Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast)

April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Nota UNHCR sul recepimento delle Direttive 2013/32/UE del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013, recante procedure comuni ai fini del riconoscimento dello status di protezione internazionale (rifusione) e 2013/33/UE del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013 recante norme relative all'accoglienza dei richiedenti protezione internazionale (rifusione).

5 February 2015 | 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 draft Law Proposal of 25 June 2014, amending the Act on Reception of Applicants for International Protection and Sections 52 b and 52 c of the Aliens Act of the Republic of Finland

August 2014 | 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 draft Law Proposal of 8 May 2014, amending the Act on Reception of Applicants for International Protection of the Republic of Finland

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

UNHCR Comments on the European Commission's amended recast proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council laying down standards for the reception of asylum-seekers

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

UNHCR's Response to the European Commission's Green Paper on the Future Common European Asylum System

September 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Annotated Comments on Council Directive 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003 Laying Down Minimum Standards for the Reception of Asylum Seekers

July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Comments on the European Commission Proposal for a Council Directive Laying Down Minimum Standards on the Reception of Applicants for Asylum in Member States (COM (2001) 181 final)

1 July 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Commentaires du HCR sur la Proposition de Directive du Conseil relative à des normes minimales pour l'accueil des demandeurs d'asile dans les Etats membres, présentée par la Commission européenne (COM (2001) 181 final)

1 July 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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