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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 Court of Justice of the European Union in joined cases of NS and ME and Others

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

OHCHR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirsi et al. v. Italy

5 May 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases of N.S. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department in United Kingdom and M.E. and Others v. Refugee Application Commissioner and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in Ireland

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

UNHCR letter to the European Court of Human Rights on forced returns to Iraq

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

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Abdolkhani and Karimnia v. Turkey

January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the House of Lords in the cases of Secretary of State for the Home Department v. Huang; Kashmiri v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

14 February 2007 | Publisher: Liberty | 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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