The Duty to Settle in WTO Dispute Settlement

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 169-200, March 2011

31 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2011

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Chios C. Carmody

University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law

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Date Written: March 2, 2011

Abstract

WTO disputes form an important part of the way we think about WTO law today. Nevertheless, given the fact that virtually all of the disputes must, at some point or other, settle, this article argues that an important - and perhaps even pre-eminent - aspect of WTO law is the law of settlement. There is an actual duty on parties in WTO law to resolve the cases they are involved in. This is not a “hard” obligation in the sense of having to achieve a specific result, but rather one of a softer, process-oriented variety. This article examines the law of negotiation and settlement in domestic labour law and Aboriginal law as a prelude to examining the extent of this duty as developed in U.S. - Shrimp and U.S. - Continued Suspension.

Keywords: WTO, international law, disputes, settlement, cooperation

Suggested Citation

Carmody, Chios C., The Duty to Settle in WTO Dispute Settlement (March 2, 2011). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 169-200, March 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1822947

Chios C. Carmody (Contact Author)

University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law ( email )

London, Ontario N6A 3K7 N6A 3K7
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