Friendly settlement

A friendly settlement is a term used in international law where the parties of the dispute come to an agreement which is accepted by an international court. They are encouraged by the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.[1][2][3][4]


  1. Keller, Helen; Forowicz, Magdalena; Engi, Lorenz. Friendly Settlements Before the European Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice. OUP Oxford. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-19-960097-7.
  2. Hudson, Manley O. (1932). "The Friendly Settlement of Economic Disputes Between States". American Journal of International Law. 26 (2): 353–357. doi:10.2307/2189360.
  3. "Friendly Settlement Proceedings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights". Retrieved 2020-09-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Dijk, Pieter van; Hoof, Godefridus J. H.; Hoof, G. J. H. Van. Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 179. ISBN 978-90-411-0598-1.