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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 Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in the cases of Yasser al-Sirri (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and DD (Afghanistan) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

23 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in joined cases of NS and ME and Others

28 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases of N.S. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department in United Kingdom and M.E. and Others v. Refugee Application Commissioner and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in Ireland

1 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR oral intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece

1 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece

June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Justice of England and Wales in the case of R (Saeedi) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

15 February 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Sharifi and others v. Italy and Greece

October 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Australia in the case of Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v. QAAH of 2004

8 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR letter to the Tokyo Bar Association on the Causal Linkage Between a 1951 Convention Ground and the Risk of Being Persecuted

1 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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