Emil Sandström

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Emil Sandström

Alfred Emil Fredrik Sandström (born October 11, 1886 in Nyköping ; † July 6, 1962 in Stockholm ) was a Swedish lawyer who worked in high-ranking positions as judge and mediator .

In the course of his career he was, among other things, a judge at Högsta domstolen , the Supreme Court of Sweden, as well as at the so-called mixed courts of law that existed in Egypt until 1949 and were used to settle disputes between locals and foreigners. He also worked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague . His other activities included various missions as a mediator on an international level. So he worked as a representative of Sweden and from June 1947 as Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), a special committee of the United Nations to examine the situation in Palestine in the course of the termination of the British League of Nations mandate .

From Folke Bernadotte he took over the office of President of the Swedish Red Cross and from 1950 to 1959, as successor to Basil O'Connor, he was Chairman of the League of Red Cross Societies, today's International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies . In this position he was followed by the Canadian John Alexander MacAulay .

In 1950 Emil Sandström became a member of the Institut de Droit international (Institute for International Law).

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