The ‘Alabama’ Claims: A Maritime Grievance


The Alabama claims(1862-1872), nautical grievances were a series of demand of the United States of America claiming for the damages from the United Kingdom in 1869, for capturing and burning more than 60 ‘Union Merchant Ship’ that arose during the American Civil War (1861-1865). This article deals with the Public International lawthat discusses the role of international law, its importance, and enforcement. The article also conveys about the sources of International Law that includes treaties, custom, and general principles.The other sources specifically the Judicial decision that interprets the precedent are discussed in this article. The paper also elaborates ‘The Alabama Claims’ case, as it is a renowned example under the Public International Law.

Authored by Divya Bothra, VITSOL