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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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Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of S.M. v. Spain (Appl. No 29659/16) before the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the cases of N.D. and N.T. v. Spain (Appl. Nos 8675/15 and 8697/15) before the European Court of Human Rights

15 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights. Applications No. 8675/15 and No. 8697/15, N.D. v. Spain and N.T. v. Spain

12 November 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

OHCHR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of N.D. and N.T v. Spain

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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