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The Development of World Trade Organization Law: Examining Change in International Law

Gregory Messenger


The World Trade Organization is a central piece in the regulation of international trade. WTO law is inspired by domestic and regional trade law just as domestic and regional systems are required to comply with the rules at the WTO level. Complementing this bidirectional relationship is the network of institutions that have developed at the WTO (and beyond) that serve as forums for the membership and as autonomous actors in their own right. The result is a complex network of domestic, regional, and international influences on the development of WTO law that go beyond the disciplines found in t ... More

Keywords: public international law, World Trade Organization, WTO law, world trade law, legal theory, causation, safeguard measures, subsidies, SPS measures, international institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716464.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Messenger, author
Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool