International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Corfu Channel Case (United Kingdom v. Albania)
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Albanian (D) forces fired at British warships (P) which were sailing though the North Corfu Channel. The Albanian (D) government maintained that foreign ships had no right to pass through Albanian territorial waters without prior notification and permission from its authorities when the United Kingdom (P) protested the actions of the Albanian (D) forces. The argument United Kingdom (P) put forward was that states could send their ships for innocent purposes through straits used for international navigation but the Albanian (D) refuted this on the ground that the channel did not belong to the class f international highways through which a right of passage exists because it was exclusively for local traffic. This channel has also been a subject of territorial disputes between Greece and Albania, though Albania was afraid of Greek incursions.
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