470. Negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, 'good offices'.

(2)     Non-judicial Settlement

470.     Negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, 'good offices'.

Non-judicial methods of settlement of international disputes refer to procedures involving the exchange of views between the parties to the dispute, either with (in the case of inquiry, mediation, conciliation, and 'good offices') or without (in the case of negotiation) the involvement of a third party (whether a third state or states, a disinterested individual or individuals, or an organ of the United Nations1 or of another international organisation). In an inquiry the third party establishes the precise facts underlying a dispute; in a mediation