Jerusalem Two Weeks On: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Almost two weeks ago, the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the time, I applauded the move in principle though I expressed prudential concerns about the potential for a violent reaction. I had the strange experience of applauding President Trump’s speech, which plainly was written by people who knew their stuff and which—if […]
Case of the Day: Laventure v. United Nations
The case of the day is Laventure v. United Nations (E.D.N.Y. 2017). I noted the case back in July. It’s a follow-on to Georges v. United Nations, the Second Circuit case affirming dismissal of a claim against the UN and its official arising out of the cholera epidemic apparently caused by UN peacekeepers.
Case to Watch: LaVenture v. United Nations
At Opinio Juris, Kristen Boon reports on LaVenture v. United Nations, another Haiti cholera case, similar to the Georges v. United Nations case I’ve written about before. If you recall, in Georges, the plaintiffs’ main argument for avoiding the rule of immunity in the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations was […]
Trump, Israel, and the Security Council: Fiasco
The fiasco of the Security Council’s resolution on Israeli settlements in the West Bank was a fitting end to 2016. It featured lots of what’s wrong with the world today. Here is my take.
Case of the Day: Georges v. United Nations
The case of the day is Georges v. United Nations (2d Cir. 2016). This is the Haiti cholera case. I’ve written about it a couple of times, including a post on the District Court’s decision dismissing the complaint. From the beginning I predicted dismissal on immunity grounds, and barring en banc review or intervention by […]