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Part III Settlement of Disputes, Ch.16 The Limits of Judicial Processes

William J Davey

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 May 2021

The WTO dispute settlement system has generally been viewed as a success.1 It has been heavily used by developed countries and advanced developing countries,2 and the overall settlement and compliance rates are impressive for international state-to-state dispute settlement.3 The system is far from perfect, of course. While many advanced developing countries make extensive use of it, most developing countries and almost all least developed countries do not use it at all.4 While compliance is usually achieved, the system often takes much longer than intended to...
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