- 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 Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
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  ) contains an obligation ‘to settle international controversies by regional pacific procedures…’. Art. 1 European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of...