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Issa Nakhleh
Bayt Sahur, Bethlehem, Palestine
 (1915-2003)
Issa Nakhleh - Holding the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary; senior advisor of the UN Palestinian delegation; represented the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine in New York...
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Issa Nakhleh

Born in Beit Sahour on 14 Dec. 1915 to a Christian family; graduated from London University with a LLB; qualified as a Barrister at Law at the Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London; represented the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine in New York from 1947-1948;

Was Representative of the Arab League in Latin America, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1956-1957, holding the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary; senior advisor of the UN Palestinian delegation; represented the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine in New York from the early 1960s until his death;

Attended numerous sessions of the UNGA and addressed the UN Special Committee on Palestine over 50 times;

Was a member of the Palestinian Bar and of many Bar Associations in the Arab World; was also a member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the International Law Association of London; served as legal advisor to a number of Arab delegations at the UN; author of the Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem in two volumes;

Died on 29 March 2003.

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