Legal Principles in WTO Disputes

Legal Principles in WTO Disputes

by Andrew D. Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107401631

ISBN-13: 9781107401631

Pub. Date: 11/10/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Principles play a crucial role in any dispute settlement system, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) is no exception. However, WTO Panels and the Appellate Body have been too timid in using principles, sometimes avoiding their use when appropriate and at other times using them without fully acknowledging that they are doing so. Perhaps more worryingly, these

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Overview

Principles play a crucial role in any dispute settlement system, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) is no exception. However, WTO Panels and the Appellate Body have been too timid in using principles, sometimes avoiding their use when appropriate and at other times using them without fully acknowledging that they are doing so. Perhaps more worryingly, these bodies often fail to delve deeply enough into principles. They tend to overlook key questions such as the legal basis for using a given principle, whether the principle is being used in an interpretative manner or as applicable law and the meaning of the principle in public international law. This book establishes a framework for addressing these questions. The use of such a framework should allay fears and misconceptions about the use of principles and ensure that they are used in a justifiable manner, improving the quality of dispute settlement in the WTO.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107401631
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/10/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series, #61
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
1,257,441
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. A Framework for Principles: 2. Principles of particular relevance to the WTO; 3. Legal basis for using principles in WTO disputes; Part II. Selected Principles Examined: 4. Good faith; 5. Due process; 6. Proportionality; 7. Special and differential treatment; 8. Conclusion.

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