عنوان مقاله [English]
Although the concept of soft law has existed in international law arena for years, international community have not reached consensus on the identical definition of soft law. The subject why states use soft law is remains vague too.
In this paper, firstly the various definitions of the soft law concept and the reasons of choosing selected definition are expressed. Then the greatest strength of soft law is investigated.
However the point of gravity in the paper is analyzing nonbinding interpretations that international judicial and semi judicial bodies put on the international binding legal rules.
From the legal point, except occasionally the decisions of mentioned bodies are Binding with respect to the facts and parties to the dispute before it. However under special circumstances can affect all states subject to the underlying rules regardless weather they have consented to it or not. It is worth noting that soft law plays a major role in the effecting Process which remains largely unknown.