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 trans-boundary 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, this book examines the decision’s influence on international law generally and on some fields of international law like 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 five 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.
This book will be of particular interest to academics and students of International Law, International Relations and Legal History

Part 1: Views from the Bench: the Legacy of the Corfu Channel
Case 1. Insights from Mohamed Bennouna, Mohammed Bedjaoui, Gilbert Guillaume, J-P Cot
Part 2: Introduction to a ‘Prophetic’ Decision
2. History of the Case, Aris Costantinides
3. The International Court of Justice and the Security Council: Disentangling Themis from Ares, Giovanni Distefano and Etienne Henry
Part 3: Procedural and Evidential Issues before the World Court
4. The Basis of the Court’s Jurisdiction – forum prorogatum?, Henry Burmester
5. The ICJ and Standards of Proof, Katherine Del Mar 6. Aspects of Evidence, Kenneth Keith
Part 4: Law of the Sea
7. International Straits: Still a Matter of Contention?, Stuart Kaye
8. What Constitutes Innocent Passage?, JP Fonteyne
9. Peacetime Maritime Operations, Don Rothwell
10. Dangerous Waters and International Law, Rob McLaughlin
Part 5: Fundamental Rules of International Law
11. Intervention and Self-help, Theodore Christakis
12. A ‘Policy of Force’ Christine Gray 13. The Court’s Decision as a Precursor to International Environmental Law?, Karine Bannelier
14. The Court’s Decision (or Lack of it?) on the Sources of International Law, Akiho Shibata
15. Elementary considerations of humanity, Matthew Zagor
16. The Interaction between Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law - the Contribution of the International Court of Justice, Djamchid Momtaz and Amin Ghanbari
Part 6: State Responsibility and Fault
17. State Omissions and Due Diligence, Sarah Heathcote
18. ‘Connivance’, Complicity and Knowledge, O. Corten and P. Klein
19. Reparation and Compliance, Pierre d’Argent
20. Conclusions, Hilary Charlesworth

Karine BANNELIER, Théodore CHRISTAKIS, Sarah HEATHCOTE (eds.), The ICJ and the Development of International Law. The Enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case, Routledge (384 pages)

Karine Bannelier, PhD in International Law from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Grenoble and Director of the Master of International Security and Defense Studies.
Theodore Christakis is Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies of the University of Grenoble.
Sarah Heathcote is Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law.