- List of Contributors
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Cited GATT Panel and Working Party Reports and their Common Abbreviations
- List of Cited WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports, Other Initiated WTO Disputes, and their Common Abbreviations
- Table of Cases
- The Evolution of the World Trading System – The Economic and Policy Context
- The Evolution of the World Trading System – The Legal and Institutional Context
- The Place of the WTO in the International System
- WTO Institutional Aspects
- Responding to National Concerns
- Regional Trade Agreements
- The Institutional Dimension
- Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and Interpretation
- Procedural and Evidentiary Issues
- Standard of Review in WTO Law
- Remedies and Compliance
- The Limits of Judicial Processes
- Trade and Development
- Trade and Environment
- Trade and Labour
- Trade and Human Rights
- Trade and Health
- Trade and Investment
- Trade and Competition Policy
- WTO and Civil Society
- International Trade Law, United Nations Law, and Collective Security Issues
- Regulating Multinational Corporations and International Trade Law
- Law, Culture, and Values in the WTO – Gazing into the Crystal Ball
Abstract and Keywords
This article focuses on the procedures used in World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement and some of the procedural and evidentiary issues that have been raised since the new system began operating. It begins by briefly recalling the legacy of the general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT) and describing the most significant changes made to GATT dispute settlement practice in the Uruguay Round. It outlines the objectives of the WTO dispute settlement system and describes the procedures used in WTO dispute settlement. It explains some of the main procedural and evidentiary issues that have been raised. Some of the proposals that WTO Members have tabled relating to the different stages of the dispute settlement procedures are briefly described. Some thoughts about the future of WTO dispute settlement are offered in the concluding section.
Alan Yanovich, Legal Counsellor at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat.
Werner Zdouc is Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat.
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