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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 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Flores v. Lynch, Attorney General

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Bringas-Rodriguez v. Lynch, Attorney General

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

O.M. v. Hungary (Application no. 9912/15): written submission on behalf of AIRE Centre, ECRE, ILGA-Europe and ICJ

21 October 2015 | Publisher: European Council on Refugees and Exiles | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

AH (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submission on behalf of UNHCR

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submissions on behalf of UNHCR

3 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

A.T. v. Sweden (Application no. 78701/14): written submission on behalf of AIRE Centre, AI, ILGA-Europe, ICJ and UKLGIG

19 May 2015 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Letter to the Court – Re: The Constitutional Court of Ecuador query regarding International Treaty No. 0030-13-TI

17 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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

B010 v. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Factum of the Intervener (UNHCR)

2 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the legal representative in case numbers XXX, XXX and XXX before the Danish Refugee Appeal Board

2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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