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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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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

Legal Aid provided by Law students: Access to justice

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

Protection network of women's organizations and safe houses for SGBV survivors: SGBV - Shelter - Access to Justice

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

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: Access to Procedures - 'Safe Third Countries', 'Safe Countries of Origin' and 'Time Limits'

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

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: Asylum Processes (Fair and Efficient Asylum Procedures)

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

Consultations mondiales sur la protection internationale: Processus d'asile (procédures d'asile juste et efficaces)

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

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