13 Oct 2020

'Back to the Good Old Days of GATT Dispute Settlement?' Commentary by Peter Van den Bossche in the Autumn 2020 edition of the SIEL Newsletter

In his capacity as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies of the WTI, wrote a commentary on the WTO dispute settlement system.

Sneak peak:

"Can a dispute settlement mechanism of this kind be expected to provide the multilateral trading system with the degree of security and predictability desperately needed in the multipolar world of the 21st century? With great concern I note that none of the leading candidates for the post of WTO Director-General has taken a strong stance in defense of a two-stage, rules-based WTO dispute settlement system. On the contrary, the leading candidates remain almost silent on dispute settlement or are very vague and do not go beyond the usual platitudes."

Click here to access the SIEL newsletter including Peter Van den Bossche's full commentary.