Northern (N): Bulgaria (NG). Claims Against Bulgaria Following Crash of El A1 Civil Airliner in July 1955.


A file containing documents relating to the crash of El Al flight 402. Subjects discussed in the file include the decision by the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) that it was unable to adjudicate in the case brought by the Israeli government against Bulgaria, due to Bulgaria not accepting the compulsory jurisdiction of the court. Other subjects discussed in the file include an erroneous Reuters report that this decision had meant that British and American cases before the I.C.J. had automatically lapsed; an American request that Britain continue with its I.C.J. case and not withdraw; and Canadian plans to settle out of court with the Bulgarian government to ensure that its citizens received compensation more quickly. Documents in the file include an I.C.J. communiqué granting Bulgaria an extension to the deadline for submitting documents in the British case; and the British letter withdrawing its case.
united kingdom insurance bulgaria international law united states of america canada united nations civil aviation aircraft compensation international relations israel law news agencies air safety international court of justice canadian government Anglo-Bulgarian relations financial claims against foreign countries Thomas Brimelow Bulgarian government court cases Anglo-American relations aircraft crashes Bulgarian-Canadian relations Harold Caccia Bulgarian-Israeli relations Frederick Hoyer Millar Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria Joyce Gutteridge
Collection ID
Canada Israel United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code NG file 1381 (papers 22 to 30)
Document Type
Correspondence Memoranda Reports Legal and Treaty Material
File Reference
FO 371/142961
Key Events
Shooting down of El Al Flight 402 over Bulgaria
Persons Discussed
Frederick Hoyer Millar Harold Caccia Joyce Gutteridge Thomas Brimelow
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
International Relations

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