025- Aerial Incident of 10 March 1953 (USA vs Czechoslovakia)

On March 22nd, 1955, the United States filed an application instituting proceedings against Czechoslovakia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in connection with the aerial incident of March 10, 1953. In this case, an F-84 aircraft had been destroyed inside the United States occupation zone in Germany by MIG aircraft from Czechoslovakia.

The Applicant did not claim that Czechoslovakia 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 its 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 March 14th, 1956.

Order of 14-03-1956.pdf

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