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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Asier Garrido-Muñoz

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 July 2021

Existence of a dispute — Parties to the dispute (and jurisdiction) — Subject matter of the dispute (and jurisdiction) — Settlement of disputes

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The notion of ‘dispute’ lies at the heart of the peaceful settlement mechanisms (Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes). Indeed, it is a precondition for their application. Art. 33 United Nations Charter refers to ‘any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security’. Art. II American Treaty on Pacific Settlement (Bogotá Pact [1948]) contains an obligation ‘to settle international controversies by regional pacific procedures…’. Art. 1 European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes...
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