The terms of this agreement are reviewed annually and, if the ITF and the company agree at each other at any time on amendments and/or additions to this agreement, these amendments and additions will be agreed in writing and signed by the parties and considered included in the special agreement. “Special contract.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specialty%20contract. Access November 27, 2020. Article 36, paragraph 1 of the statute provides that the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice covers all cases to which the parties relate. Such cases are normally addressed to the Registry by notification of a so-called special agreement, which is concluded by the parties specifically for that purpose2. The subject of the dispute and the parties must be indicated (statutes, Article 40, paragraph 1; Rules, art. Article 36, paragraph 1 of the Statute also provides that the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice covers all matters specifically provided for by the existing treaties and conventions. These questions are generally brought before the Court of Justice by a written motion to open the proceedings3; It is a unilateral document that must specify the purpose of the dispute and the parties (status, Article 40, paragraph 1) and, where possible, indicate the provision that the applicant renders the jurisdiction of the Court (rules, s. 38). Contract under the seal; sealed instrument; Special Convention In the case of Korfou Kanal (United Kingdom/Albania), the parties reached a special agreement after the provisional objection was issued. The case of the arbitral award of the King of Spain of 23 December 1906 (Honduras/Nicaragua) was filed with a petition, but the parties had previously reached an agreement on the procedure to be followed when the Court was tried.
A compromise to submit a dispute to arbitration may be ad hoc by two or more states or can be made on the basis of a mutual declaration made under the Statute of the International Court of Justice.  Article 36, paragraph 2, of the ICJ statute states that “States parties to this statute may at any time declare that they recognize the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice as mandatory ipso facto and without any special agreement in all disputes concerning: