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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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Asylum and international protection in the EU: the next five years?

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Position Paper on Violence against Women and Girls in the European Union And Persons of Concern to UNHCR

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidance Note on safeguards against unlawful or irregular removal of refugees and asylum-seekers

January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidance Note on bilateral and/or multilateral transfer arrangements of asylum-seekers

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's observations on future arrangements for EU Funding in the area of Home Affairs after 2013

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's Comments on the Practice of Phallometry in the Czech Republic to Determine the Credibility of Asylum Claims based on Persecution due to Sexual Orientation

April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Protection Policy Paper: Maritime interception operations and the processing of international protection claims: legal standards and policy considerations with respect to extraterritorial processing

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Combating Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance through a Strategic Approach

December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Letter of the High Commissioner for Refugees to the Czech Republic European Union Presidency

28 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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