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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Case Management: Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Reto Malacrida

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Case management — Hearings — Procedural orders — Due process — Expert evidence — Production of documents — Appeals — International courts and tribunals, powers — Preliminary objections

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 Fundamentally, case management is a shared responsibility of courts and the litigants whose case is being heard. But the term is often used in a narrower sense to highlight the central role that courts play in case progression. In a similar vein, this entry focuses on the role of World Trade Organization (WTO) adjudicating bodies and approaches ‘case management’ as an aspect of judicial case management. 2 Case management is necessary at the general court level and the individual judges’ level. At the general court level, court leadership needs to ‘macro-manage’...
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