International: Highest Court

In a gabled palace at The Hague, forgotten by most of the turbulent world, 15 men in black robes and white bibs quietly pursue the ideal of international justice. U.N.'s International Court of Justice, a direct successor to the League's World Court, is "the principal judicial organ of the United Nations." Last week, the distinguished judges rendered their first verdict since they mounted the international bench just three years ago.

The case involved Britain's $3,500,000 damage claim against Albania for two British destroyers which ran into a minefield in the Corfu Channel, off the Albanian coast (TIME, March 3, 1947). The trial,...

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