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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 amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Regulation of 18 January 2017 to reduce the income requirement in family reunification cases and introduce a requirement providing that an application for family reunification must be submitted within three months after the granting of the status [Invitasjon til høringsmøte og høring om endringer i utlendingsforskriften – underholdskravet i familieinnvandringssaker – senking av underholdskravet og endring av ettårsfrist for unntak for flyktninger]

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

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 members of parliament's legislative motion concerning age assessment of children seeking asylum in Norway ("Representantforslag 93 S (2015–2016) om nye og mer treffsikre metoder for alderstesting av barn som søker asyl")

8 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Act No. 19 of 1997 (the National Insurance Act) and Regulations, Act No. 41 of 26 June 1998 concerning Cash Benefit for Parents with Small Children and the Law on supplementary benefit for persons who have only lived a short period in Norway

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Act and Regulation: Høring – Endringer i utlendingslovgivningen (Innstramninger II)

12 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by UNHCR on the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Act to allow for detention of asylum-seekers in the 48-hours accelerated procedure

October 2015 | 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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