I. C. J.’s Verdict Concerning the Corfu Channel Incident
Orion Garo, Department of Instructor of Business and Economics, Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania.
Manuscript received on July 15, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on July 29, 2015. | Manuscript published on August 15, 2015. | PP: 1-7 | Volume-1 Issue-10, August 2015. | Retrieval Number: J00790811015
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Abstract: This article is an in-depth exposé of the first international legal dispute handled in 1948 by the International Court of Justice, between Great Britain and Albania. The author attempts to supply the reader with ample insight about the circumstances in which the maritime conflict between Albania and Great Britain took place, the geographic location, the relevance of the historic and geostrategic contexts and the other parties involved in it. The inquiry provides comprehensive referential evidence from British and Albanian sources alike, so as to avoid a possible slide into subjective assessment. The body of the article is written to stay as truthful as possible to the sequence of events which ultimately concluded with ICJ’s decision in favor of Great Britain. The author maintains that, for a variety of reasons listed at the end of the article – political, historic, post-conflict and otherwise – the verdict resulted unfair to the small country of Albania, and brought about substantial economic hardship as a result of a significant quantity of Albanian Government treasury gold confiscated by the British form the German at the end of the Second World War.
Keywords: Corfu, dispute, Albania, Britain.