Corfu Channel Case
|The Corfu Channel Case|
|Court||International Court of Justice|
|Full case name||The Corfu Channel Case (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. People's Republic of Albania)|
|Decided||April 9, 1949|
Separate Opinion: Alejandro Álvarez
|Judges sitting||José Gustavo Guerrero (Acting President)
Jules Basdevant (President)
Charles de Visscher
Sir Arnold McNair
Abdel Badawi Pasha
B Ečer (ad hoc)
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.
This was the first case brought before the ICJ.
The Corfu Channel case established that states must meet a preponderance of the evidence standard to prevail before the ICJ.
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