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Article : Key Issues in WTO Dispute Settlement

The First Ten Years
Dispute settlement

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Edited by Rufus Yerxa and Bruce Wilson
World Trade Organization

This book examines aspects of the operation of the WTO dispute settlement system during the first ten years of the WTO. It covers a representative cross-section of the issues and situations WTO Members have dealt with under the Dispute Settlement Understanding. The book is unique in that it includes contributions from virtually the entire gamut of actors involved in the day-to-day operation of the WTO dispute settlement system: Member government representatives, private lawyers who litigate on behalf of Member governments in the system, Appellate Body members, Appellate Body Secretariat staff, and WTO Secretariat staff. It also includes contributions from several academics who closely follow and carefully scrutinize all that goes on within the system. It therefore provides fascinating insights into how the system has operated in practice, and how the lessons of the first decade can be applied to make the system even more successful in the years to come.

Published October 2005 | 328 pages | 228 x 152 mm | Weight: 0.645 kg

• Provides an ‘insider’s view’ of how the WTO dispute settlement system operates on a case by case basis, including contributions from professional staff of the WTO Secretariat and the WTO Appellate Body and Secretariat
• Gives specific examples of how WTO jurisprudence has developed through the adjudication of individual dispute cases
• Examines developments such as rules of evidence, testimony of expert witnesses, amicus curiae briefs and other issues in the development of the dispute settlement system


Edition : English ISBN 0-521-86159-4 Hardback
Español ISBN 978-92-870-3377-2 edición rústica (80 CHF)
Français ISBN 978-92-870-3376-5 couverture brochée (80 CHF)

Net price : 125.00 CHF
WTO Publications are not subject to VAT

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