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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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ICJ and ECRE fourth submission on the implementation of M.S.S. judgment

2 March 2015 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Third Joint Submission of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece (Application no. 30696/09) and related cases

May 2014 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Second Joint Submission of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece (Application no. 30696/09) and related cases

February 2013 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of Defence for Children International (DCI) v. Belgium

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

Joint Submission of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece (Application no. 30696/09)

May 2012 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR public statement before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of Cimade and GISTI v. Ministry of the Interior

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

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

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 public statement in relation to the case 1 BvL 10/10 before the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany - Stellungnahme an das Bundesverfassungsgericht im Verfahren 1 BvL 10/10

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

UNHCR oral intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece

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

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