Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (United Kingdom v. Bulgaria)
OVERVIEW OF THE CASE
This case arose out of the destruction by Bulgarian anti-aircraft defence forces of an aircraft belonging to an Israeli airline which was the subject of the proceedings concerning the Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (Israel v. Bulgaria). The aircraft destroyed by Bulgarian anti-aircraft defence forces was carrying several nationals of the United Kingdom and colonies, who all lost their lives. The United Kingdom asked the Court to find Bulgaria liable for the losses thereby caused and to award damages. After filing a Memorial, however, the United Kingdom informed the Court that it wished to discontinue the proceedings in view of the decision of 26 May 1959 whereby the Court found that it lacked jurisdiction in the case brought by Israel.
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