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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

R on the application of EM (Eritrea) and others v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

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

Redress Trust and the World Organization against Torture intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Mujkanoviv and 10 other applications v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

January 2013 | Publisher: REDRESS | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Avis du HCR relatif à l'évaluation des demandes d'asile de personnes ayant des besoins particuliers et en particulier de personnes qui ont subi des tortures, des viols ou d'autres formes graves de violence psychologique, physique ou sexuelle

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

Equal Rights Trust intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Eremia and others v. The Republic of Moldova

25 October 2011 | Publisher: Equal Rights Trust | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights before the European Court of Human Rights in the cases relating to the transfer of asylum seekers from the Netherlands to Greece under Council Regulation (EC) No. 343/2003 of 18 February 2003

10 March 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

ICJ and others intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Al-Saadoon and Mufhdi v. the United Kingdom

20 April 2009 | Publisher: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) | 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

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

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

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