Refugee Status Determination

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Refworld documents related to the refugee status determination process, including legal, policy and procedural documents

Policy Documents

UNHCR RSD Handbook and Guidelines on International Protection

UNHCR Guidance and Notes 




Research and Reports

In Focus: 2020 RSD Procedural Standards

On 26 August 2020 UNHCR published a revised and updated version of the Procedural Standards for RSD under UNHCR’s Mandate (RSD Procedural Standards), originally published in 2003, which sets out core standards and best practices to ensure harmonised, efficient and quality UNHCR RSD procedures, including for reception and registration.

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