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Part V The Wider Framework, Ch.24 WTO and Civil Society

Marcos A Orellana

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: 17 June 2021

Anti-dumping — Goods — Transparency — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
The relationship between the governed and government has given rise to the concept of civil society as an element distinct from the State. Once the State transfers certain competences to an international organization such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a relationship between the international organization and the citizens of Members is established. Consequently, the demands of transparency and accountability posed by civil society upon the State are now also extended to the WTO. The manner in which the WTO has addressed civil society’s demands since its...
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