Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (United States of America v. Bulgaria)
OVERVIEW OF THE CASE
This case arose out of the incident which was the subject of the proceedings in the case concerning the Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (Israel v. Bulgaria). The aircraft destroyed by Bulgarian anti-aircraft defence forces was carrying several United States nationals, who all lost their lives. Their Government asked the Court to find Bulgaria liable for the losses thereby caused and to award damages. Bulgaria filed preliminary objections to the Court’s jurisdiction, but, before hearings were due to open, the United States informed the Court of its decision, after further consideration, not to proceed with its application. Accordingly, the case was removed from the List by an Order of 30 May 1960.
This overview is provided for information only and in no way involves the responsibility of the Court.
Institution of proceedings
28 October 1957
2 December 1958
Preliminary Objections of the Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (French version only)
3 September 1959
Observations and Submissions of the Government of the United States of America on the Preliminary Objection of the Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria