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023- Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of the USA (USA vs USSR)

On March 3rd, 1954, the United States filed an application instituting proceedings against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  in connection with the aerial 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 the USSR.

The Applicant did not claim that the USSR 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.