CEDIS Amicus-Advocacy Policy

CEDIS Amicus-Advocacy Policy



CEDIS recognizes the importance of contributing to the legal and policy discourse by providing expert opinions as amicus curiae or engaging in advocacy efforts that align with the CEDIS mission and expertise. This Amicus-Advocacy Policy outlines the principles and procedures governing such activities.


The purpose of this policy is to ensure that CEDIS engages in amicus advocacy in a manner consistent with its mission, values, and commitment to intellectual rigor, independence, and objectivity.


  1. Mission Alignment: Amicus briefs and advocacy efforts will align with the mission and research focus areas of CEDIS.
  2. Independence and Objectivity: Amicus advocacy will be conducted impartially and without any undue influence from external parties. CEDIS will maintain its independence and objectivity in providing expert opinions.
  3. Legal and Ethical Compliance: All amicus briefs and advocacy activities will comply with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards.
  4. Peer Review: Where feasible, the research center will subject its advocacy positions to internal peer review to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  5. Transparency: CEDIS will be transparent about its role as an amicus curiae or advocate, disclosing its affiliations, funding sources, and any potential conflicts of interest.
  6. Collaboration: CEDIS may collaborate with other reputable institutions, organizations, or experts to enhance the impact and credibility of its advocacy efforts.


  1. Approval Process:
  1. Proposed amicus briefs or advocacy efforts will be submitted to the CEDIS leadership for approval.
  2. The leadership will assess the alignment with the center’s mission, potential impact, and any ethical considerations.
  1. Legal Review:
  1. Before filing an amicus brief, legal counsel will review the content to ensure legal accuracy and compliance.
  2. The legal review will include an assessment of potential conflicts of interest.
  1. Peer Review:
  1. For significant advocacy efforts, CEDIS may subject its positions to internal peer review to enhance credibility.
  2. External peer review may also be sought in specific cases.
  1. Transparency:
  1. CEDIS will clearly disclose its role, affiliations, and any funding sources in amicus briefs and advocacy communications.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  1. The impact and effectiveness of amicus briefs and advocacy efforts will be periodically evaluated.
  2. Lessons learned will be used to improve future advocacy activities.

Review and Revision:

This Amicus-Advocacy Policy will be reviewed periodically and revised as necessary to ensure its continued effectiveness and relevance.

We ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

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These Policies have been approved by the CEDIS Board of Directors and are effective as of 8 March 2024.