Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt

1980 I.C.J. 73 (Advisory Opinion of Dec. 20, 1980)

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Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt

International Court of Justice
1980 I.C.J. 73 (Advisory Opinion of Dec. 20, 1980)

Facts

In 1951 Egypt (defendant) entered into a host-state agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) (plaintiff) for the regional WHO office to be located in Alexandria, Egypt. When Egypt entered into a peace agreement with Israel several years later, some members of the WHO sought to have the regional WHO office moved from Egypt to another country in the region. The WHO submitted a request to the International Court of Justice for guidance on the legal principles and rules applicable to the WHO and Egypt under the host-state agreement with regard to moving the regional office away from Egypt. The International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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