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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's Oral Submissions at the Court of Justice of the European Union: Hearing of the case of Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v A, B and C

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

Written Observations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the cases of A and Others (C-148/13, 149/13 and 150/13)

21 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR public statement in relation to Zuheyr Freyeh Halaf v. the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union

August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR oral intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of El Kott and Others v. Hungary

15 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR written intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of El Kott and Others v. Hungary

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

UNHCR letter to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany relating to the case 1 BvL 3/11 - Schreiben an das Bundesverfassungsgericht

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

UNHCR intervention before the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the United Kingdom in the case of A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

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

UNHCR public statement in relation to cases Bundesrepublik Deutschland v. B and D pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union

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

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in the case of QD (Iraq) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

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

UNHCR public statement in relation to Elgafaji v. Staatssecretaris van Justitie before the Court of Justice of the European Union

January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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