Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in case number 20-121835SIV-HRET regarding F.K. and others against the State/the Norwegian Appeals Board before the Supreme Court of Norway (Norges Høyesterett)

Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
in case number 20-121835SIV-HRET regarding F.K. and others against
the State/the Norwegian Appeals Board
before the Supreme Court of Norway (Norges Høyesterett)

Comments:
In the present amicus curiae, in light of its mandate as outlined above, UNHCR wishes to provide its views on the question of whether an IFA may be applied in the context of cessation of refugee status. In doing so, these submissions will outline UNHCR’s views on the interpretation and application of the IFA concept, the “ceased circumstances” clauses of Article 1C (5) and (6) of the 1951 Convention, the material point in time for their application under Article 1 C(5), and the applicability of the IFA concept in the context of cessation for reasons of “ceased circumstances”.