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United States v Palestine Liberation Organization and ors, Ruling on cross motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, 695 F Supp 1456 (SDNY 1988), ILDC 1838 (US 1988), 29th June 1988, United States; New York; District Court for the Southern District of New York [SDNY]



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Whether the Agreement Between the United Nations and the United States Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations (‘Headquarters Agreement’), which required parties to submit disputes regarding its interpretation or application to arbitration, deprived US courts of jurisdiction to hear a suit calling for interpretation of the effect of the Anti-Terrorism Act (‘ATA’) on the United States’ obligations under the Headquarters Agreement.

Whether the ATA, as a later enacted US statute, superseded the Headquarters Agreement as a preceding international treaty.

Keywords: International courts and tribunals; Specific Courts and Tribunals; International Court of Justice (ICJ); International organizations; Universal international organizations; United Nations (UN); Law of treaties; Treaties, application; Treaties, binding force; Treaties, interpretation; Relationship between international and domestic law; Conflicts between; Consistent interpretation

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Subjects: International Courts and Tribunals ; International Organizations (Law) ; Relationship Between International and Domestic Law ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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