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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 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 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

Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights before the European Court of Human Rights in the cases relating to the transfer of asylum seekers from the Netherlands to Greece under Council Regulation (EC) No. 343/2003 of 18 February 2003

10 March 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the case 2 BvR 2915/09 - Stellungnahme an das Bundesverfassungsgericht zur Verfassungsbeschwerde 2 BvR 2915/09

February 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 Ahmed Ali and Others v. the Netherlands and Greece

February 2010 | 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

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

UNHCR public statement in relation to Salahadin Abdulla and Others v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union

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

Intervention before the House of Lords in the case of R (on the application of Al-Jedda) v. Secretary of State for Defence

11 October 2007 | Publisher: Liberty | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Saadi v. United Kingdom

30 March 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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