Le 24 novembre 2011
We are pleased to announce the publication of The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law: The Enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case, edited by Karine Bannelier, Théodore Christakis and Sarah Heathcote, from Routledge ((London/New York, 384p., Hardback: 978-0-415-60597-7). This book is the result of a collaboration between the Centre for International Security and European Studies (CESICE) of the Law Faculty, University of Grenoble and the ANU College of Law, Australian National University.
In 1949 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down its first judgment in the Corfu Channel Case. In diffusing an early Cold War dispute, the Court articulated a set of legal principles which continue to shape our appreciation of the international legal order. Many of the issues dealt with by the Court in 1949 remain central questions in international law, including due diligence, forcible intervention and self-help, maritime operations, navigation in international straits and the concept of elementary considerations of humanity. The Court's decision has been cited on numerous occasions in subsequent international litigation. Indeed, the relevance of this judgment goes far beyond the subject matter dealt with by the Court in 1949, extending to pressing problems such as transboundary pollution, terrorism and piracy. In short, it was and remains a thoroughly modern decision - a landmark for international law; and one which today still warrants examination sixty years later.
Taking a critical approach,The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law examines the decision's influence on international law generally and on some fields of international law such as the law of the sea and the law of international responsibility specifically.
The book collects the commentary of a distinguished set of international law scholars, including four well-known international judges. The contributors consider not only the history of the Corfu Channel judgment and its contribution to the development of international law, but also its resonance in many contemporary issues in the field of international law.
Hardback:978-0-415-60597-7: $140.00 - £85.00