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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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Richtlinien zum Internationalen Schutz No. 2: "Zugehörigkeit zu einer bestimmten sozialen Gruppe" im Zusammenhang mit Artikel 1 A (2) des Abkommens von 1951 bzw. des Protokolls von 1967 über die Rechtsstellung der Flüchtlinge

7 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Directrices sobre protección internacional no. 2: "Pertenencia a un determinado grupo social" en del contexto del Artículo 1A(2) de la Convención de 1951 sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados y/o su Protocolo de 1967

7 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Directrices sobre protección internacional no. 1: La persecución por motivos de género en el contexto del Artículo 1A(2) de la Convención de 1951 sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados, y/o su Protocolo de 1967

7 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 1: Gender-Related Persecution Within the Context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

7 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 2: "Membership of a Particular Social Group" Within the Context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

7 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Checklist on the Restitution of Housing and Property

28 November 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Protection Guidelines Relating to Refugee Security

3 May 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

The Cessation Clauses: Guidelines on Their Application

26 April 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

UNHCR's Revised Guidelines on Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers

26 February 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Principes directeurs du HCR sur les critères et les normes applicables quant à la détention des demandeurs d'asile

26 February 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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