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
a paper that provides background information to the court on the issues involved with a case
a statement of support submitted to the court by a person or organization-a "friend of the court"-that is not a party to the case in question
a technical advisory opinion submitted to a court by third parties to a dispute
A document filed by an amicus curiae in support of a party in a lawsuit.