1984

AT

Iran US A/18 Iran US CTR

A large number of cases having been brought against Iran by dual Iranian US nationals, the full tribunal was called upon to decide whether it had jurisdiction to hear such claims

While some cases involve disputes between the two governments, most dispute involve a private party on one side and a government or government controlled entity on the other, in such cases it is the rights of the claimant, not of his nation, that are to be determined by the Tribunal. The Tribunal has jurisdiction over claims against Iran by dual Iranian US nationals when the dominant and effective nationality was that of the US