Amicus curiae of the UNHCR on the interpretation of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
October 9th, 2020.- Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in case number 19-028135ASD-BORG/01 (represented by lawyer Arild Humlen) against the State/the Norwegian Appeals Board before the Borgarting Court of Appeal (Borgarting Lagmannsrett) on the interpretation of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
In this amicus curiae, the UNHCR provides its views on the question of whether an Internal Flight or Relocation Alternative (IFA) may be applied in the context of cessation of refugee status. The UNHRC notes that the possibility of an IFA requires an assessment of the relevance and reasonableness of relocation, and that refugee status ends only under certain clearly exhaustively defined conditions, based either on a change in personal circumstances or in the country of origin.
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