Non-legal Adjudicators and the WTO Institutional System
Article from: TDM 2 (2017), in Non-Legal Adjudicators in National and International Disputes
[English abstract only, text of the article is in Spanish - see the table of contents of this Special Issue for the English version] The WTO Dispute Settlement System (DSS) is featured by, among other things, high level of participation by trade experts with no formal legal training. This article explores three aspects that the author considers considered essential in understanding why there is such high participation of non- legal actors in the DSS. First, this article reviews the historical evolution of the panel proceedings in the multilateral trading system. ...