Claim by the US against Egypt on Behalf of George Salem, who was born in Egypt, from a father of Persian nationality, Salem subsequently became American. He basically resided in Egypt. US denied any allegiance when Salem was involved in criminal proceedings because of forgery in connection with the inheritance from his father who died as a Persian subject. In 1919 Salem obtained an Egyptian passport to go to England. He went through Paris, where he obtained an emergency American passport. In the US he obtain a regular American Passport. After that he applied to the Egyptian authorities for the discontinuance of the criminal proceedings under grounds of his American nationality. Salem instituted a case in Egypt against Egyptian government claiming damages out of the criminal proceedings. Egypt claimed that the American nationality was obtained by fraud since he never asked the consent of Egypt and therefore remained Egyptian
In the present arbitration it was asked for the US and Egypt, if Egypt under principles of law and equity was liable in damages to the US on account of the treatment to the American citizen Salem?