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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Divisions: Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Alan Yanovich, Riikka Kuoppamäki

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 April 2020

Subject(s):
Precedent — Appeals — Election of judges — Consistent interpretation — International trade — International courts and tribunals, procedure

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 The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (‘Appellate Body’) is a standing body established to hear appeals from the decisions of ad hoc panels, which issue first instance judgments—referred to as ‘reports’—in international trade disputes between World Trade Organization (WTO) Member States (Appellate Body: Dispute settlement of the World Trade Organization (WTO); World Trade Organization, Dispute Settlement). According to Article 17.1 Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘DSU’), the Appellate Body ‘shall be...
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