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Portugese Refugee Council

The Portuguese Refugee Council (Conselho Português para os Refugiados, hereinafter, CPR) is a non-governmental organisation that upholds the rights of applicants and beneficiaries of international protection and the quality of the asylum system in Portugal.
Within its mandate, CPR provides direct, free and independent legal, social and integration assistance to applicants and beneficiaries of international protection in Portugal.
Moreover, the Portuguese Asylum Act recognises CPR as an integral part of the national asylum system through mechanisms such as mandatory communications from the authorities and the right to intervene in procedures, as well a specific supervisory role in line with article 35 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
Within the reception system, CPR manages three reception centres for applicants and beneficiaries of international protection devoted to spontaneous applicants, resettled refugees and a specialised centre for unaccompanied children.

Administered by Nidos  –  Maliebaan 99  –  3581 CH Utrecht  –  The Netherlands  –  +31 88 5011200  –


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