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Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Interventions before courts by UNHCR and other organizations are an important tool through which protection standards can be developed and a consistent application of refugee law fostered. Interventions before courts may take different forms, depending on the national or supranational context, including formal amicus curiae briefs, advisory opinions or letters to the court or parties involved, as well as public statements. Interventions by UNHCR are carried out in the exercise of its supervisory function.

Refworld is the repository of all interventions made by UNHCR in judicial proceedings before national and regional courts. They are organised in reverse-chronological order and, where available, are linked to the court decision in the case(s) at hand once adopted.
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UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Bringas-Rodriguez v. Lynch, Attorney General

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR statement on religious persecution and the interpretation of Article 9(1) of the EU Qualification Directive

17 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the case of Bueso-Avila v. Holder, Attorney General

9 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Board of Immigration Appeals in the matter of Gatimi

25 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to the Tokyo Bar Association on the Causal Linkage Between a 1951 Convention Ground and the Risk of Being Persecuted

1 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Advisory Opinion on the Interpretation of the Refugee Definition

23 December 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the case of R v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Saravamuthu Sivakumaran, Skandarajah Vaithialingam, Nadarahaj Vilavarahaj, Navaratnasingham Vathahan, Vinasithamby Rasalingan, Kandiah Navaratnam

1987 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Cardoza-Fonseca

14 July 1986 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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