Subject and Keywords:
Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero case ; International Court of Justice ; consent to ICJ jurisdiction ; Djibouti v. France ; Corfu Channel case ; forum prorogatum ; jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice
This article concerns the concept of forum prorogatum, which for the first time was adressed by the International Court of Justice in the Corfu Channel case. The author focuses not only on the test of a voluntary and indisputable consent to the International Court of Justice jurisdiction as interpreted in this decision. She analyses subsequent evolution of forum prorogatum caused by the review of the Rules of the Court in 1978 and by the decision taken in Djibouti v. France case and pending Marhall Islands’ Nuclear Zero case. The author is of the opinion that forum prorogatum needs further specification and clarifications, especially in the context of preliminary measures.