Definitions for "Amicus brief"
Keywords:  curiae, friend, advisory, brief, ngos
A document filed in a legal proceeding by an interested party who is not directly part of the case. In the WTO an issue has been whether to permit dispute settlement panels to accept such submissions, especially from NGOs.
A brief filed by a person, organization, or group who is not a party to the litigation, filed on an advisory basis. Derived from the Latin term "amicus curiae", or "friend of the court" ( return).
a "friend of the court" brief that is filed in a case by someone who isn't a formal party but wishes to express their views