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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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Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the interpretation and application of 'sur place' claims within the meaning of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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

Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the interpretation and application of Article 25, Article 27 and Article 28 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Staten v/Utlendingsnemnda (Regjeringsadvokaten) v. A, B, C, D before the Supreme Court of Norway: Affidavit of Janice Lyn Marshall

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

Amicus curiae submissions of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in case number 2015/203 (Staten v/Utlendingsnemnda (Regjeringsadvokaten) v. Paravene Razaei, Hussain Sakhi Zade, Sarina Sakhi Zade and Parya Sakhi Zade (advokat Christian Hauge)) before the Supreme Court of Norway

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

UNHCR letter to legal counsel re guidance on the interpretation of article 31 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

3 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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