1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Theology, University of Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani, Isfahan, Iran

2 MSc, University of Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani, Isfahan, Iran


Development of number and role of international organizations in international relations has led to development of legal system governing them. This development required evolution of legal methods of dispute settlement. This paper deals with the role and precedent of international court of justice in dispute settlement of international organizations. It shows that, despite legal restrictions, advisory opinions play a special role in dispute settlement and development of legal system; contentious procedures, moreover, despite the explicit prohibition of the statute, have capacities for this purpose. However, modification of the statute and interpolation of jurisdiction for organizations disputes is imperative.


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