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 reparations for 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 meeting minutes in French and English from a hearing at the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) on the case, including full transcripts of the speeches made by the British, Italian, and French representatives at the hearing. Topics discussed during the hearing include deliberations over the share of gold Albania is entitled to under the Paris Reparation Agreement of 1946; and Italian and British claims to the gold. Other documents include a memorandum from the Italian ambassador suggesting that the gold should be divided into equal quantities between the United Kingdom and Italy; and a report that the Italian ambassador hopes to settle the case over friendly negotiations outside of the I.C.J.
united kingdom france albania international law united states of america gold international relations italy law reparations treaties international court of justice economics and trade international organisations bank of england british government financial claims against foreign countries Second World War Aftermath Albanian press Anglo-Albanian relations Albanian-Italian relations court cases Anglo-Italian relations Italian government Ivone Kirkpatrick looting
Collection ID
France Italy United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code WA file 1271 (pp 36-46)
Document Type
Meeting Minutes Memoranda Correspondence
File Reference
FO 371/112670
Persons Discussed
Ivone Kirkpatrick
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Second World War Aftermath International Relations Economics and Trade

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