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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 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

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for the Baltic and Nordic Countries on the Finnish Ministry of Justice's proposal for amendments to the Criminal Code's provision on Arrangement of Illegal Immigration

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

UNHCR's Comments on the Draft Presidential Decree and Regulations to the Refugee Act of the Republic of Korea

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

UNHCR Comments on the Draft State Law on Refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and IDP's in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Estonia: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees observations on the proposed amendments to the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

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

UNHCR's Comments on the Proposed Amendments to the Nationality Act and the Immigration Control Act of the Republic of Korea

29 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR's Observations on the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Regulation Forslag til end ring i utlendingsforskriften - 15-manedsregel for saksbehandlingen i Utlendingsnemnda (UNE)

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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