Linda C. Reif


This Article will examine the use of conciliation as a mechanism for the resolution of disputes arising out of trade, investment, and other business relationships in this broadly framed transnational system. Part I presents an overview of dispute resolution methods. Part II provides a definition of “international conciliation.” Part III discusses the various uses of international conciliation as a method for the resolution of international conflicts; this Part highlights several relevant international agreements and organizations. Part IV argues in favor of conciliation as a means for achieving the settlement of international economic and business disputes.