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Book made in the United Kingdom by the Albanian Society probably in the 1970’s. Published by Farleigh Press, Watford. About the Corfu Channel Case.
The Corfu Channel case was the first public international law case heard before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) between 1947 and 1949, concerning state responsibility for damages at sea, as well as the doctrine of innocent passage. Following a series of encounters from May to November 1946 in the Corfu Channel between the United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of Albania one of which resulted in damage to two Royal Navy ships and significant loss of life.
The United Kingdom brought suit in the ICJ seeking reparations. The ICJ issued separate merits and compensation judgments in 1949. The Court awarded the United Kingdom £843,947. This amount remained unpaid for decades, and British efforts to see it paid led to another ICJ case to resolve competing Albanian and Italian claims to more than two tons of Nazi gold. In 1996, Albania and the United Kingdom settled the judgment along with Albania’s outstanding claim to the gold.
Corfu Channel has had a lasting influence on the practice of international law, especially the law of the sea.