- The Corfu Channel Case (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. People's Republic of Albania)
The Corfu Channel Case (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. People's Republic of Albania) was a case brought against Albania by the UK, suing for compensation after, on 22 October 1946, two British destroyers hit sea-mines in Albanian waters at the straits of Corfu, damaging them and killing naval personnel during the Corfu Channel Incident.
The International Court of Justice ordered Albania to pay the UK £843,947 in compensation.
This was the first case brought before the ICJ.
Implications for International Law
The Corfu Channel case established that states must meet a preponderance of the evidence standard to prevail before the ICJ.
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