Government refusal to accept international tribunal arbitration
In the past, particularly immediately following World War I, there was a number of cases in which legal procedures were instrumental in solving conflicts of a very diverse nature. In 1965, the USSR mediated a cease-fire between India and Pakistan in their conflict over Kashmir. In 1980, Iceland and Norway settled a dispute over the dividing line for the area of continental shelf by conciliation. Such examples show hat all legal means of dispute settlement, including mediation, conciliation, arbitration as well as adjudication, have considerable potential in the settlement of disputes between states and, if used properly, can help to significantly improve the international political climate.