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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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Argentina: Resolución defensorial No. 3301/05 (trata de personas)

9 January 2006 | Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the case of (1) Hamid, (2) Gaafar and (3) Mohammed (Appellants) v. the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to legal counsel regarding the International Standards for Exclusion From Refugee Status as Applied to Child Soldiers

12 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the House of Lords in the cases of Secretary of State for the Home Department v. Limbuela; Secretary of State for the Home Department v. Tesema; Secretary of State for the Home Department v. Adam

September 2005 | Publisher: Liberty | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Mir Isfahani v. the Netherlands

May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Advisory Opinion on the Rules of Confidentiality Regarding Asylum Information

31 March 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Intervention before the United States Board of Immigration Appeals in the Matter of A-M-

29 March 2005 | Publisher: Center for Gender & Refugee Studies | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the House of Lords in the cases of Xhevdet Hoxha v. Special Adjudicator and B v. Immigration Appeal Tribunal

5 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Amnesty International and Others intervention before the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in the case of A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

2005 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Advisory Opinion on the Interpretation of the Refugee Definition

23 December 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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