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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Mavrommatis Concessions Cases

Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2021

Subject(s):
Diplomatic protection — Responsibility of non-state actors

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 On 27 January 1914, the Ottoman authorities granted Mavrommatis, a Greek national, concessions relating to an electric tramway system, the supply of electric light and power and of drinking water in the city of Jerusalem. An agreement for similar concessions for the city of Jaffa was concluded in 1916. Due to the outbreak of World War I, the execution of the Jerusalem concessions was postponed in July 1914. During the war, Palestine was occupied by British troops. In 1920, it became a British Mandate (Mandates). In the following year, British authorities reached...
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