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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 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

Amnesty International and others intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Bayatyan v. Armenia

15 July 2010 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ward (Appellant) and the Attorney General of Canada (Respondent)

1992 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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