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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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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

Observations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Case of X v Office of Immigration and Nationality (17.K.32.297/2013) before the Constitutional Court of Hungary

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

F.G. v. Sweden (Application no. 43611/11): Written Submissions on behalf of the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

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

UNHCR Submissions in the High Court of Australia in the case of CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the Commonwealth of Australia

15 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | 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

Luis Alberto Hernandez Febles v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration: Factum of the Intervener (UNHCR)

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

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

I. A. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

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

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