Western and Southern (W): Albania (WA). UK Government's Claim to Albanian Monetary Gold, Looted from Rome by Germans in 1943, in Partial Satisfaction of Damages Awarded by International Court of Justice in the 1949 Corfu Channel Case: Negotiations with Italy


A file containing documents concerning Italian and Allied claims to Albanian gold seized by the Nazis during the Second World War and subsequently taken into custody by the Allies after the occupation of Germany. The file includes a note reporting that the United States will not be represented in the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) proceedings of the Albanian gold case; a letter from the United Kingdom Delegation to the U.N. in New York requesting guidance on how to discuss the case with the United States State Department; a discussion of an Italian proposal to settle the claims outside of the I.C.J.; and a memorandum explaining the Italian government's proposal. The file also includes texts of communiqués from the I.C.J. concerning developments in the case; and French-language minutes from the I.C.J. hearing on the case.
united kingdom france albania international law united states of america compensation gold international relations italy law reparations international court of justice economics and trade international organisations financial claims against foreign countries Second World War Aftermath Albanian-French relations Albanian-American relations Anglo-Albanian relations Albanian-Italian relations court cases Anglo-American relations Anglo-Italian relations Ivone Kirkpatrick Nicolas Cheetham looting
Collection ID
France Italy United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code WA file 1271 (pp 19-35)
Document Type
Correspondence Memoranda Meeting Minutes
File Reference
FO 371/112669
Persons Discussed
Ivone Kirkpatrick Nicolas Cheetham
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Second World War Aftermath International Relations Economics and Trade

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