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022- Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of USA (USA vs Hungary)

On March 3rd, 1954, the United States filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Hungary in connection with the air incident of November 19th, 1951. In the present case, an American C-47 aircraft and its crew and contents had been seized by forces belonging to the Government of Hungary.

The Applicant did not claim that Hungary had given its consent to the jurisdiction of the Court, but invoked Article 36, paragraph 1, of the Statute, according to which the jurisdiction of the Court extends to all cases which the parties submit to it. The defendant having declared to the ICJ that he could not accept his jurisdiction in the matter, the Court found that it did not have jurisdiction to hear this case and struck it off the roll by an order of 12 July 1954.

Order of 12-07-1954.pdf

This summary is provided for informational purposes only, does not involve the responsibility of Dome and should in no way be used as a substitute for a careful reading of the judgment and order of the case.