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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 Board of Immigration Appeals - US: The Failure to Provide Fair Removal Hearings to Persons with Mental Disabilities

3 September 2010 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | 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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