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The Doha BluesInstitutional Crisis and Reform in the WTO$
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Kent Jones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195378825

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378825.001.0001

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Developing Country Representation in Dispute Settlement

Developing Country Representation in Dispute Settlement

(p.119) 5 Developing Country Representation in Dispute Settlement
The Doha Blues

Kent Jones

Oxford University Press

The WTO came up with a revised dispute settlement understanding (DSU) in 1995 that intended to promote legal precision and order among members and their transactions. The DSU was able to institute a panel that would examine claims about member violations and the corresponding actions to be taken to resolve these violations. As the DSU would only allow a report to be accepted if it was favored by the majority of the members, the rules and provisions of WTO were to be fulfilled systematically through legal principles. The DSU was also modified to improve how developing countries were represented in the system even if these countries were not going to have profound effects on multilateral trade negotiations. However, this failed since there was still an observed lack of participation from developing countries. This chapter clarifies and studies the notion of country representation in the dispute settlement process and how representation takes place within the system.

Keywords:   WTO, dispute settlement understanding, member violations, country representation, developing countries

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