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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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Advice in Case C-638/16 PPU on Prejudicial Questions Concerning Humanitarian Visa

5 January 2017 | Publisher: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU University Amsterdam) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Secretary of State for the Home Department v ZAT (Syria) and Others: UNHCR's Intervention

13 June 2016 | 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 case of Khasan Mohamad YASIEN v. Russia (Application no. 3028/16) before the European Court of Human Rights

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

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