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 discussion of an Italian proposal to settle claims on the Albanian gold outside of the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.); a report that the I.C.J. has declined to accept jurisdiction over the case on the grounds that the Albanian government was not included in the discussions; and a proposal to establish an ad-hoc tribunal to settle the case. The file also includes a discussion of the possibility of using the settlement on the claims to the gold as leverage during Allied-Italian negotiations over Trieste. Other documents include a report on the National Bank of Albania since 1925; and a text of the Albanian law establishing the National Bank of Albania.
united kingdom france albania international law united states of america banking compensation gold international relations italy law reparations treaties international court of justice economics and trade academics international organisations parliamentary questions Second World War Aftermath Albanian press Anglo-Albanian relations Albanian-Italian relations court cases Anglo-American relations Anglo-Italian relations Trieste Ivone Kirkpatrick looting
Collection ID
France Italy United Kingdom United States of America
Department Reference
Code WA file 1271 (pp 61 to end)
Document Type
Reports Legal and Treaty Material Correspondence
File Reference
FO 371/112672
Persons Discussed
Ivone Kirkpatrick
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Second World War Aftermath International Relations Economics and Trade

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