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Agreement between the UNHCR and Bulgaria (1993)

Legal and administrative framework


This is an Agreement between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Agreement entered into force on the date of its signature: 22 July 1993. Article 2(1) 1 provides that:

“Co-operation between the Government and UNHCR in the field of international protection of and humanitarian assistance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR shall be carried out on the basis of (i) the Statute of UNHCR, (ii) other relevant decisions and resolutions relating to UNHCR adopted by United Nations organs, and (iii) article 35 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951 and article 2 of the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees of 1967."

The Agreement does not contain any reference to resettlement.

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UNHCR agreement (1993) in English