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036- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (USA vs Bulgaria)

On October 28th, 1957, the United States filed an application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) instituting proceedings against Bulgaria. This motion was related to the case 035- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (Israel vs Bulgaria).

Indeed, American passengers were on board the plane that had been destroyed by the Bulgarian air defence. The United States asked the Court to declare Bulgaria liable for the losses suffered on this count and for the country to give reparation.

However, before the case could move forward, the United States decided not to pursue the proceedings. As a result, the case was struck from the roll by order of May 30th, 1960.

Order of 30-05-1960.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.