PACIFIC SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger
the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all,
seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration,
judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other
peaceful means of their own choice.
The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the parties
to settle their dispute by such means.
The Security Council may investigate any dispute, or any situation which
might lead to international friction or give rise to a dispute, in order
to determine whether the continuance of the dispute or situation is likely
to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security.
Any Member of the United Nations may bring any dispute, or any situation
of the nature referred to in Article 34, to the attention of the Security
Council or of the General Assembly.
A state which is not a Member of the United Nations may bring to the attention
of the Security Council or of the General Assembly any dispute to which it
is a party if it accepts in advance, for the purposes of the dispute, the
obligations of pacific settlement provided in the present Charter.
The proceedings of the General Assembly in respect of matters brought to
its attention under this Article will be subject to the provisions of Articles
11 and 12.
The Security Council may, at any stage of a dispute of the nature referred
to in Article 33 or of a situation of like nature, recommend appropriate
procedures or methods of adjustment.
The Security Council should take into consideration any procedures for the
settlement of the dispute which have already been adopted by the parties.
In making recommendations under this Article the Security Council should
also take into consideration that legal disputes should as a general rule
be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance
with the provisions of the Statute of the Court.
Should the parties to a dispute of the nature referred to in Article 33 fail
to settle it by the means indicated in that Article, they shall refer it
to the Security Council.
If the Security Council deems that the continuance of the dispute is in fact
likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, it
shall decide whether to take action under Article 36 or to recommend such
terms of settlement as it may consider appropriate.
Without prejudice to the provisions of Articles 33 to 37, the Security Council
may, if all the parties to any dispute so request, make recommendations to
the parties with a view to a pacific settlement of the dispute.
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