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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 United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the case of Dimbil Noor Hassan v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney General

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

SXH (Somalia) v Crown Prosecution Service: Supplemental Submissions for the Intervener

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

SXH (Somalia) v Crown Prosecution Service: Case for the Intervener

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

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: UNHCR Submissions

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

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Further submissions on behalf of UNHCR

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

MSM (Somalia) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Submissions on behalf of UNHCR

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

UNHCR letter to legal counsel re guidance on the application of IFA/IRA particularly in respect of Mogadishu, Somalia

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

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Kenya in the case of Kituo Cha Sheria and others v. The Attorney General

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

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of Israel, High Court of Justice, in the case HCJ 7146/12

7 March 2013 | 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 Hirsi and Others v. Italy

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

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