The panel discussed the context of the creation of the WTO dispute settlement system, including its unique and hybrid nature, the roots of the Appellate Body crisis and its key features, as well as the reactions of WTO Members to the concerns raised by the United States. What is the role of the Secretariat, the WTO Members and the parties to disputes in this crisis and what are the possible solutions? What types of changes, if any, to the current dispute settlement rules and practices would be necessary or useful? What short term or longer term alternatives can be considered?
Welcome: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor, University of Geneva, Co-Director of the CIDS
Short Video: historical interviews of some actors in the Uruguay Round
David Unterhalter, High Court of South Africa, former Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body
Karen Alter, Professor, Northwestern University
Scott Andersen, Senior Counselor, Sidley Austin, former USTR Lawyer
Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Ambassador, Philippine Permanent Mission to the WTO
Claudia Orozco , Practicing Trade Lawyer and WTO Panel Member
Kholofelo Kugler, Counsel, Advisory Center on WTO Law
Joost Pauwelyn, Professor, Graduate Institute and Georgetown University
Moderator: Gabrielle Marceau, Professor, University of Geneva
The round-table was followed by a cocktail.
This event is public and free of charge.
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 12:00
Maison de la Paix
Auditoire Ivan Pictet A
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
1211 Geneva 1