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020- Societe Electricite de Beyrouth (France vs Lebanon)

On August 15th, 1953, France filed an application instituting proceedings against Lebanon before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning certain measures taken by the Lebanese Government affecting two French companies. The applicant State considered that those measures were contrary to certain commitments resulting from an agreement concluded between France and Lebanon in 1948. Lebanon raised preliminary objections.

However, the parties have found a diplomatic solution to this conflict. France therefore wished to withdraw. The Court struck the case off the roll by an order of July 29th, 1954.

Order of 29-07-1954.pdf

This summary is provided for informational purposes only, does not involve the responsibility of Dome and should in no way be used as a substitute for a careful reading of the judgment and order of the case.