Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Robert McDougall

Revitalizing the WTO

Settling Trade Disputes in a Turbulent Multipolar World

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The dispute settlement body of the WTO performs an important role in adjudicating trade disputes. As appointments of members of the Appellate Body have been blocked, there is now the risk that an important function of the dispute settlement body is lost. In this Focus Paper, Robert McDougall develops thoughts on how to overcome not only the controversy around the Appellate Body but the dispute settlement function of the WTO in general.

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