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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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AH (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submission on behalf of UNHCR

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

AH (Algeria) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

21 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the United States Board of Immigration Appeals - US: The Failure to Provide Fair Removal Hearings to Persons with Mental Disabilities

3 September 2010 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

ICJ and others intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Al-Saadoon and Mufhdi v. the United Kingdom

20 April 2009 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Baze et al. v. Rees, et al.

November 2007 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | 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. Doherty

5 June 1991 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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