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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Dispute Settlement System: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

Greg Tereposky, Daniel Hohnstein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 May 2024

Diplomacy and consular relations — Arbitration, procedure — Conciliation — Mediation

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 This entry provides a historical and political account of the establishment of the dispute settlement system in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (‘GATT’) 1947, an analysis of relevant key texts and case law with a focus on procedural questions, and an overall assessment of the system’s performance, ending with a reflection on the causes of its success or failure. The GATT 1947 dispute settlement system includes all instruments and practices that modified and elaborated upon that system up to 1995 when the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements...
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