In differences of an international nature involving neither honor nor vital interests, and arising from a difference of opinion on points of fact, the Signatory Powers recommend that the parties, who have not been able to come to an agreement by means of diplomacy, should as far as circumstances allow, institute an International Commission of Inquiry, to facilitate a solution of these differences by elucidating the facts by means of an impartial and conscientious investigation.
Hague Convention of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure Entry into force: 12-IV-1957 (In the relations between the Contracting States, this Convention replaces the Convention of 17 July 1905 on civil procedure) […]
The purpose of the Hague Conference is to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law. Any other State, the participation of which is from a juridical point of view of importance for the work of the Conference, may become a Member. The admission of new Member States shall be decided upon by the Governments of the participating States, upon the proposal of one or more of them, by a majority of the votes cast, within a period of six months from the date on which that proposal is submitted to the Governments.