Protection Publications


Notes on International Protection

UNHCR's annual reporting to ExCom and the General Assembly on international protection developments.

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Refugees in Africa: The Challenges of Protection and Solutions

Outcome of the June 2004 regional parliamentary conference held in Cotonou, Benin, and coorganized by the African Parliamentary Union and UNHCR, in association with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and ICRC.

PublicationsLegal publications

Resettlement Handbook and Country Chapters

UNHCR's key reference tool on global resettlement policy and practice.

Refugee ProtectionResettlement

Legal and Protection Policy Research

A series of legal research and protection policy papers issued by the UNHCR Division of International Protection.

UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls

This Handbook describes some of the protection challenges faced by women and girls of concern to UNHCR and outlines various strategies to be adopted with partners to tackle these challenges.
First edition, published January 2008

Refugee ProtectionWomen

Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons - Guidelines for Prevention and Response

Guidelines offering practical advice on how to design strategies.

Refugee ProtectionWomen

A Community-based Approach in UNHCR Operations

PublicationsLegal publications

Registration Handbook

Procedures for registration, population data management and documentation.


Refugee Protection in International Law

Edited by Erika Feller, Volker Türk and Frances Nicholson, published 2003 by Cambridge University Press

Refugee ProtectionGlobal Consultations

Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

This handbook aims to provide legal and operational guidance to human rights, humanitarian and development actors involved in protection efforts on behalf of internally displaced people and other affected populations in complex emergencies.

Refugee ProtectionIDPs