List of Institutions and Multilateral Treaties with Pacific Settlement of Disputes among Members

List of Institutions and Multilateral Treaties with Pacific Settlement of Disputes among Members


This list compries most of all regional and global treaties that explicitly call for the pacific settlement of (political) disputes among their members. It requires membership in multilateral treaties/institutions with at least five member states that explicitly call for the pacific settlement of disputes among their members, and/or that explicitly recognize and protect the territorial integrity of their members.

The List

  • GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
  • Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP)
  • Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
  • Organization of African Unity (OAU)
  • African Union (AU)
  • African and Malagasy Union for Defense (UAMD)
  • ECOWAS Protocol of Non-Aggression [This is distinct from the 1975 and 1993 ECOWAS s and contains different provisions)]
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [ECOWAS treaty signed in July 1993 only]
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) [only its February 2000 COPAX Protocol]
  • DC Protocol on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation
  • International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
  • League of Arab States (Arab League)
  • Baghdad Pact / Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) / Middle East Treaty Organization (METO)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA)
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
  • 1899 and 1907 Hague Treaties (associated with the Permanent Court of Arbitration or PCA)
  • League of Nations
  • Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ)
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact (Pact of Paris)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  • Singapore Declaration of Commonwealth Principles (part of the Commonwealth of Nations)
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
  • Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
  • 1902 Treaty on Compulsory Arbitration
  • 1907 General Treaty of Peace and Amity (associated with the Central American Court of Justice)
  • 1923 General Treaty of Peace and Amity (associated with the International Central American Tribunal)
  • 1923 Treaty to Avoid or Prevent Conflicts between the American States (Gondra Treaty)
  • 1929 General Treaty of Inter-American Arbitration
  • 1929 General Treaty of Inter-American Conciliation
  • 1933 Anti-War Treaty of Non-Aggression and Conciliation (Saavedra Lamas Pact)
  • 1934 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States
  • 1936 Convention to Coordinate, Extend and Assure the Fulfillment of the Existing Treaties between the American States
  • Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Pact)
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • American Treaty on Pacific Settlement (Pact of Bogota)
  • 1989 Galapagos Declaration (“Andean Commitment to Peace, Security, and Cooperation”)
  • 2002 Lima Commitment (“Andean Charter for Peace and Security”)
  • Confederation of German States (German Confederation)
  • 1925 Locarno Pact (Treaty of Mutual Guarantee) [Note that this only refers to the Treaty of Mutual Guarantee between Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Italy]
  • Western European Union (WEU)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Warsaw Treaty Organization (Warsaw Pact)
  • European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes (Strasbourg Treaty)
  • Helsinki Final Act (“Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Final Act”)
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Main Source: Paul R. Hensel (



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