Any dreams that Europe had at last become too mature a society of states for the continent to be afficted by bloody international disputes have been shattered in recent months. This unique book examines both the sources of disputes -- the delimination of boundaries, ethnic differences, human rights violations, environmental damage, drug control, etc. -- and the most appropriate methods for settling them. The examination is thorough and detailed, and the result is a substantial work, authored by leading authorities, many of whom have played major roles in devising and operating dispute settlement procedures. This bilingual (English and French) volume is destined to become an important vade-mecum for diplomats and officials, and a reference work of permanent significance for students, academics and all those interested in international law and relations.