|Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:30 pm Post subject: UNHCR Collection of International Instruments
To increase awareness of UNHCR recommendations, guidelines and related papers, UNHCR regularly sends out e-mail notifications of recently released papers of interest. To this end, we would like to draw your attention to the following new UNHCR publication which has just been released and posted to the UNHCR website:
Collection of International Instruments and Other Legal Texts Concerning Refugees and Others of Concern to UNHCR November 2006 http://www.unhcr.org/publ/PUBL/455c460b2.html
UNHCR is pleased to launch, on a provisional basis, the revised "Collection of International Instruments and Legal Texts Concerning Refugees and Others of Concern to UNHCR". This edition, which supersedes the last one issued in 1995, features significant changes and contains over 240 essential universal and regional instruments and texts concerning refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. It should more effectively than ever before complement the legal work in all corners of the world to promote and improve the protection of refugees and other groups envisaged in the scope of the instruments and texts.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the most important ones of those instruments and texts have been included in the compilation and in an accurate manner. Nevertheless, the publication is now posted on the UNHCR website on a provisional basis so that comments, corrections and suggestions expected to be received accordingly from users can be taken into account in preparing a final version. This is expected to be issued early in 2007. In this connection, staff of UNHCR, Governments, NGOs, other humanitarian agencies, academics, researchers, refugee advocates and refugees themselves are encouraged to actively consult and use the publication and to share any comments and suggestions they may have. These, and any other matters in connection with the Collection should be addressed by e-mail to HQPR05@unhcr.org.
The Collection is accessible on the UNHCR website, under "Protecting refugees / Protection publications / Compilations and commentaries", or through the above-mentioned direct URL.
We hope to have informed you.
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