The concept referst to provisions [in the convention text] for the settlement of disputes among Parties, based on standard wording used in other treaty contexts, with a process for compulsory, binding arbitration and conciliation. However, while the Parties are bound to follow the process, generally they are not bound to accept decision outcomes (Source: MEA Negotiator's Handbook, 2007)
Narrower: alternative dispute resolution
Concept URI: http://www.informea.org/terms/dispute-settlement
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