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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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Legal Considerations on State Responsibilities for Persons Seeking International Protection in Transit Areas or "International" Zones at Airports

17 January 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs für ein Sozialhilfe-Grundsatzgesetz

8 January 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Diálogo del Alto Comisionado sobre los Desafíos de Protección: "Protección y soluciones en entornos urbanos: comprometerse con las ciudades"

17 December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

C'est bien qu'on nous écoute: Intérêt supérieur, accès à une protection et à une solution durable. Expériences et points de vue d'enfants non accompagnés étrangers en France

13 December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

N'Djamena Initiative on the Eradication of Statelessness in Central Africa

12 December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Brief of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case S.M.S.R., et al., v. Donald J. Trump

10 December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Brief of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in O.A., et al., v. Donald J. Trump

6 December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Brief of Amicus Curiae United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant et al v. Donald J. Trump

5 December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

I want to feel Safe: Strengthening child protection in the initial reception of unaccompanied and separated children in Sweden

December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR's recommendations for the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

December 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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