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Philippe De Baere speaks on the current crisis of the WTO dispute settlement system

  • 06/02/2019
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On 4 February, Philippe De Baere participated in a panel discussion entitled “How to ensure that dispute settlement contributes to the security and predictability of the multilateral trading system?”. The panel took place in the framework of the Conference “What kind of Dispute Settlement for the WTO?” organized by the World Trade Institute. The objective of the conference was to exchange views on how to overcome the current stalemate resulting from the refusal by the United States to appoint new Appellate Body members. You will find the program here.

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