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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 proposed legislative amendments to Chapter 12 of the Norwegian Immigration Act on the use of coercive measures, including administrative detention of families with children, arrest, directed residence/residence restrictions and regular reporting to the authorities- public hearing/public consultation [Høringsbrev om endringer i utlendingslovens regler om tvangsmidler]

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal (Ds 2016:21) concerning activities for asylum-seekers and municipality placements of unaccompanied children

August 2016 | 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-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf einer Vereinbarung zwischen dem Bund und den Ländern gemäß Art. 15a B-VG über gemeinsame Maßnahmen zur vorübergehenden Grundversorgung für hilfs- und schutzbedürftige Fremde (Asylwerber, Vertriebene und andere aus rechtlichen oder faktischen Gründen nicht abschiebbare Menschen) in Österreich (Grundversorgungsvereinbarung - Art. 15a B-VG)

28 July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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