Haile Selassie v Cable & Wireless Ltd Case
- Immunity from jurisdiction, states — International economic law
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1In 1935, the Director-General of Posts, Telegraphs, and Telephones of Ethiopia, acting on behalf of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, entered into a contract for the institution and operation of a radio telegraphic service with the British Company Cable & Wireless Ltd (‘Cable & Wireless’). 2Following the Italian invasion and occupation of Ethiopia in 1936 (Occupation, Belligerent), the Ethiopian Emperor was forced to leave his country and subsequently lived in London (see also Colonialism). 3On 9 May 1936 Italy proclaimed the annexation of Ethiopia and the...