Monday, May 10, 2010
A senior Hamas figure, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, was killed in Dubai earlier this year. His alleged assassins are 11 persons who traveled to Dubai using the following passports:
- United Kingdom (6 passport holders)
- Ireland (3)
- Germany (1)
- France (1)
The British and Irish governments said that the passports appeared to be fake. See, e.g., Andrew England, Passports Faked in Hamas Killing, Financial Times, Feb. 17, 2010, at 2. What should be the liability of one country to another when its agents use false passports? It sounds to me like the issue might be something to include in a moot court problem.