Tag: United Nations

  • Case to Watch: Kedem v. UNRWA

    Israeli victims of the October 7 massacre, and the estates of victims who were killed, have brought a lawsuit against UNRWA and some of its officials in New York, accusing them of aiding and abetting Hamas in committing violations of international law, in violating the Torture Victim Protection Act, and in committing common law torts.……

  • 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

    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.