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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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Observations du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés sur le projet de loi no 6561 portant approbation de la Convention européenne sur la nationalité, faite à Strasbourg le 6 novembre 1997, et modification de la loi du 23 octobre 2008 sur la nationalité luxembourgeoise

August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for the Baltic and Nordic Countries on the Finnish Government's draft proposal on amendments to the Aliens Act

18 June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Note du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés relative à l'évaluation des demandes d'asile introduites par des femmes

14 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR intervention at the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Paris, 12 November 2012

12 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The Impact of the Lack of Legal Representation in the Canadian Asylum Process

6 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Réintégration Économique des Femmes et Filles Refugiées dans des Centres Urbaines - RDC

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

Mentor-Mentee Program

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

Youth Empowerment Centres

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

Community Centre for Refugee Women and Children

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

Child Protection Network (Early Childhood Development Center) Nepal

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

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