19 March 2014

News: Online Protection Manual Launched

UNHCR has published a digital repository of its protection policy documents.  As this Protection Manual is immediately updated when new guidance is issued, it can "be relied upon to represent the current state of UNHCR protection policy/guidance."

Here is part of the announcement that describes its content and organization:

UNHCR guidance and policy documents are organized by theme/subject, as reflected in the Protection Manual's Table of Contents. Subjects include legal topics (reflecting, for example, UNHCR guidance on the different elements of the refugee definition) and operational protection guidance (for example, on 'asylum-seekers at sea', or 'age, gender and diversity').
   Under each heading, documents are arranged in reverse chronological order; with each document individually accessible through a hyperlink. Documents from non-UNHCR sources are generally not included, unless they provide guidance on protection-related topics that also applies to or has specifically been endorsed by UNHCR (such as interagency guidance). At the bottom of several of the subject headings, relevant related sources are listed, containing older guidance and documents which serve as background reading.

The Manual provides access to over 1000 documents.

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