Reforming the WTO Dispute Settlement System: A Rethink of the Third Party Right of Access to Panel and Appeal Processes from Developing Countries’ Perspectives
The Journal of World Investment and Trade, Forthcoming
64 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2011
Date Written: June 10, 2010
One of the evolving issues that have stimulated a real debate among WTO members is the reform of third party rights. The aim of this study is to analyze the importance of such rights for developing counties, showing how exercising them more widely could give developing counties a real insight into the functioning of the DSM and allow them to familiarize themselves with the system. However, third party rights are often unclear and sometimes confusing; hence, proposals for reform of third party rights in both the panel/AB processes will be evaluated with particular reference to developing countries.
Keywords: WTO Dispute Settlement, Third Party Access to Panel and Appeal Processes, Developing Countries
JEL Classification: K3, K33
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