Lotus case

  • the lotus case
    courtpermanent court of international justice
    full case namethe case of the s.s. "lotus" (france v. turkey)
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    judges sittinghuber, loder, weiss, finlay, nyholm, moore, de bustamante, altamira, oda, anzilotti, pessoa,feizi-dame bey

    the lotus case concerns a criminal trial which was the result of the 2 august 1926 collision between the s.s. lotus, a french steamer, and the s.s. bozkourt, a turkish steamer, in a region just north of mytilene (greece). as a result of the accident, eight turkish nationals aboard the bozkourt drowned when the vessel was torn apart by the lotus.

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The Lotus Case
CourtPermanent Court of International Justice
Full case nameThe Case of the S.S. "Lotus" (France v. Turkey)
Court membership
Judges sittingHuber, Loder, Weiss, Finlay, Nyholm, Moore, de Bustamante, Altamira, Oda, Anzilotti, Pessoa,Feizi-Dame Bey

The Lotus case concerns a criminal trial which was the result of the 2 August 1926 collision between the S.S. Lotus, a French steamer, and the S.S. Bozkourt, a Turkish steamer, in a region just north of Mytilene (Greece). As a result of the accident, eight Turkish nationals aboard the Bozkourt drowned when the vessel was torn apart by the Lotus.