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Bisson v United Nations and ors, Decision on a Report and Recommendation of a US Magistrate Judge, Case No 06-6352, ILDC 889 (US 2008), 11th February 2008, District Court for the Southern District of New York [S.D.N.Y.]



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Whether the World Food Programme had international legal personality separate from the United Nations whereby it would not be immune from suit under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (‘UN Convention’) and the International Organizations Immunities Act (United States).

Whether Section 29 of Article 8 of the UN Convention could act as an express waiver of immunity when existing settlement systems were inadequate.

Whether the immunity provided by the UN Convention was subject to the seven enumerated exceptions of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 1976 (United States).

Keywords: Civil liability; Damages; Immunity from jurisdiction, international organizations; Tort; Treaties, application; UN (United Nations)

Legal Material.  4490 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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