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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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Intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Bah v Mukasey, Attorney General

22 April 2008 | Publisher: Center for Gender & Refugee Studies | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case of A-T- v Mukasey, Attorney General

15 April 2008 | Publisher: Center for Gender & Refugee Studies | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case of A-T- v Mukasey, Attorney General

14 April 2008 | Publisher: Center for Gender & Refugee Studies | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNICEF intervention before the United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case of Omar Khadr (Petitioner) v. Robert Gates (Respondent)

28 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the case of Regina (Respondent) and Fregenet Asfaw (Appellant)

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

UNHCR public statement in relation to Elgafaji v. Staatssecretaris van Justitie before the Court of Justice of the European Union

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

Intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the cases of S. and Marper v. United Kingdom

14 December 2007 | Publisher: Liberty | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

ICJ and Interights intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Boumediene and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 November 2007 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Ahmed Ali v. Deborah Achim, Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and Michael Mukasey, Attorney General

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

Intervention before the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Baze et al. v. Rees, et al.

November 2007 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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