Any dreams that Europe had at last become too mature a society of states for the continent to be afflicted by bloody international disputes have been shattered in recent months. This book examines both the sources of disputes - the delimitation of boundaries, ethnic differences, human rights violations, environmental damage, drug control, etc. - and the most appropriate methods for settling them. Many of the contributors have played major roles in devising and operating dispute settlement procedures. This bilingual (English and French) volume is designed to serve as a "vade-mecum" for diplomats and officials, and a reference work for students, academics, and all those interested in international law and relations.