Why Albania was responsible in Corfu Channel case?
In May 1946 British warships passed through the Corfu Channel, in Albanian territorial waters, and were fired upon by Albanian coastal batteries. Albania had the responsibility to warn British warships of the danger the minefields exposed them to.
What was the Corfu Channel incident?
It arose out of the explosions of mines by which some British warships suffered damage while passing through the Corfu Channel in 1946, in a part of the Albanian waters which had been previously swept. The ships were severely damaged and members of the crew were killed.
What principle of state responsibility is given in Corfu Channel case ICJ 1949 23?
In the Corfu Channel case, the Court articulated the principle that every state is obliged not to knowingly allow its territory to be used to commit acts against the rights of any other state. This meant, with respect to the Corfu Channel, that Albania was obliged to warn others that its territorial waters were mined.
What is innocent passage in law of the sea?
Innocent passage is a concept in the law of the sea that allows for a vessel to pass through the archipelagic and territorial waters of another state, subject to certain restrictions. Such passage shall take place in conformity with this Convention and with other rules of international law.
What happened Corfu 1923?
In August 1923 Italians forming part of an international boundary delegation were murdered on Greek soil, leading Benito Mussolini to order a naval bombardment of Corfu. After the Greeks appealed to the League of Nations, the Italians were ordered to evacuate but Greece was forced to pay Italy an indemnity.
Which statute defined state in international law?
The accepted criteria of statehood were laid down in the Montevideo Convention (1933), which provided that a state must possess a permanent population, a defined territory, a government, and the capacity to conduct international relations.
Can warships enter EEZ?
Requirements for prior permission for warships to enter the contiguous zone or EEZ; Asserting security jurisdiction in the contiguous zone or EEZ; Application of domestic environmental laws and regulations; and. Requirements that military and other State aircraft file flight plans prior to transiting the EEZ.
Do warships have a right to innocent passage?
Subject to this Convention, ships of all States, whether coastal or land-locked, enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea. Passage is innocent so long as it is not prejudicial to the peace, good order or security of the coastal State.
Why was Corfu 1923 a failure?
The Corfu dispute was a significant case study of failure for the League for the following reasons: ❖ The incident showed the League was powerless against a bigger country which threatened a smaller country. ❖ It proved the League could be ignored and overruled by other international groups.
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