asylum

UN refugee agency urges European Union to protect asylum-seekers

The United Nations refugee agency has called on Germany, which takes over the European Union (EU) presidency for six months beginning 1 January, to take early measures on key refugee protection issues.

Uruguay’s new refugee laws earn praise from UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed Uruguay’s approval of laws containing guarantees on the processing of asylum claims and special provisions for the protection of women and children.