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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's legal observations regarding the Proposal to amend the Nationality Act - Conditions to grant stateless children born in the Netherlands the right to apply for Dutch nationality

30 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Key Points for Consideration on Bosnia and Herzegovina's Draft Asylum Law: November 2014

1 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens Act: Lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Midlertidig beskyttelsesstatus for visse udlændinge samt afvisning af realitetsbehandling af asylansøgninger, når ansøgeren har opnået beskyttelse i et andet EU-land mv.)

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee: Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

31 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Note du HCR sur le projet de loi relatif à la réforme de l'asile

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee - Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

12 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposal to amend the criteria for the selection of quota refugees for resettlement to Denmark ('Ændring af kriterierne for udvælgelse af kvoteflygtninge')

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the Refugee (Amending) Laws No.2 & No. 3 of 2013

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Inquiry into the Migration Amendment Bill 2013

20 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Initial observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for the Baltic and Nordic Countries on Law Proposal No. 579/Lp11 Amending the Asylum Law of the Republic of Latvia

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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