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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations (Advisory Opinion)

Pierre d'Argent


Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The factual background of the second advisory opinion to be delivered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the series of tragic incidents directed against United Nations (UN) personnel in Palestine that culminated in the assassination, on 17 September 1948, of Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden, the UN mediator in the Palestine conflict, and of Colonel André Sérot, a French UN observer ( Advisory Opinions ). These murders were attributed to a group of Israeli extremists—the Stern Group—whose members had so far failed to be arrested and prosecuted by the...
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