A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System: A WTO Secretariat Publication by World Trade OrganizationA Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System: A WTO Secretariat Publication by World Trade Organization

A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System: A WTO Secretariat Publication

byWorld Trade Organization

Paperback | August 2, 2004

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The WTO dispute settlement system plays an important role in clarifying and enforcing the legal obligations contained in the WTO Agreement. The objective of this handbook is to give the general reader a good understanding of the practical operation of this system. Working through this guide, the reader will be introduced to all elements of the dispute settlement process, from the initiation of a case through to the implementation of the decision.
Title:A Handbook on the WTO Dispute Settlement System: A WTO Secretariat PublicationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:234 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:August 2, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521602920

ISBN - 13:9780521602921

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction to this handbook; List of abbreviations; Table of cases cited in this publication; 1. Introduction to the WTO Dispute Settlement System; 2. Historic development of the WTO Dispute Settlement System; 3. WTO Bodies involved in the dispute settlement process; 4. Legal basis for a dispute; 5. Possible object of a complaint - jurisdiction of panels and the Appellate Body; 6. The process - stages in a typical WTO dispute settlement case; 7. Legal effect of panel and Appellate Body reports and DSB recommendations and rulings; 8. Dispute settlement without recourse to panels and the Appellate Body; 9. Participation in dispute settlement proceedings; 10. Legal issues arising in WTO dispute settlement proceedings; 11. Developing countries in WTO dispute settlement; 12. Evaluation of the WTO dispute settlement system: results to date; 13. Further information; 14. Annex: legal texts; Index.