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Alabama claims


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Made by the US against Britain for losses caused in the Civil War by British-built Confederate ships, particularly the cruiser Alabama, which captured or destroyed 66 ships before being itself sunk in June 1864. The case helped establish international rulings for the limitations on a neutral government in wartime, and in 1872 the tribunal decided that Britain was legally liable for losses caused by the Alabama and other ships.

Subjects: International Law.


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