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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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Maintaining the Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Asylum. Conclusions and Preliminary Issues Raised (Geneva, 9-11 June 2004)

11 June 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Regional Meetings: Key Conclusions and Recommendations (Regional Meeting in Pretoria (South Africa), 26-27 February 2001)

30 May 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Consultations mondiales sur la protection internationale: Le caractère civil de l'asile: séparer les éléments armés des réfugiés

19 February 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: The Civilian Character of Asylum: Separating Armed Elements from Refugees

19 February 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The Security, Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Refugee Camps and Settlements: Operationalizing the "Ladder of Options"

27 June 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The Security, and Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Refugee Camps and Settlements

14 January 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Protection of Refugees in Non-International Armed Conflicts

12 August 1989 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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