The contributions to this book examine the Court's reasoning, the importance of the decision for the international system, and its consequences for the situation in the Chagos Archipelago (or "British Indian Ocean Territory") in particular.

Jamie, a fellow, tutor and director of studies in law at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and practising barrister, said:

"The ICJ's Chagos Advisory Opinion has important implications, not least for the law of decolonisation, self-determination, territory, jurisdiction and state responsibility. My co-editor (Prof. Thomas Burri) and I thought it would be a good idea to gather together a collection of essays on various aspects of the Advisory Opinion in a single edited volume, which will hopefully serve as a valuable resource for people who are interested in the case. We're thrilled that it's finally out in print."

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