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Evidence, Proof, and Fact-Finding in WTO Dispute Settlement
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Evidence, Proof, and Fact-Finding in WTO Dispute Settlement

Michelle T. Grando

Abstract

This book examines the process through which a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel formulates its conclusions with respect to the facts of a case, i.e., the process of fact-finding or process of proof. The Dispute Settlement Understanding provides general guidance but few direct answers to specific questions regarding the process of fact-finding, which has placed upon panels and the Appellate Body the responsibility to provide answers to those questions as they have arisen in the cases. This book reviews the extensive jurisprudence developed in the 14 years of operation of ... More

Keywords: evidence, proof, fact-finding, WTO, World Trade Organization, dispute settlement, Appellate Body, jurisprudence, evidentiary record, confidential business

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199572649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572649.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle T. Grando, author
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; Fellow of the Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University