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The Contextual Interpretation of the WTO Covered Agreements

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter demonstrates how Article 31(1) VCLT is not merely about the ordinary meaning and its context; rather the Appellate Body has relied on this basic principle to introduce a broader concept ... More


Inherent Powers and Treaty Interpretation

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the inherent powers of the Appellate Body, and how the availability and exercise of such powers influences the interpretation and application of procedural rules in WTO ... More


Functioning of the Burden of Proof

Michelle T Grando

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572649
eISBN:
9780191722103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572649.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The previous chapter introduced some basic concepts related to the process of fact-finding and briefly outlined how those concepts are applied in international dispute settlement proceedings, ... More


The Interpretation of Silence in the WTO Covered Agreements

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter raises the question of how and when to interpret silence in the WTO covered agreements. The notion of ‘silence’ in treaty language is used as an alternative mode of thinking about ... More


Other Issues in WTO Treaty Interpretation

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the Appellate Body's use of supplementary means of interpretation, other language versions, subsequent practice and agreements, and special meanings in interpreting the covered ... More


The Effective Interpretation of the WTO Covered Agreements

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter seeks to establish how the Appellate Body recognizes certain values and systemic concerns in the WTO covered agreements through the principle of effectiveness. It also illustrates the ... More


The WTO Dispute Settlement System

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter sketches relevant features of the subject of analysis: the WTO dispute settlement system. This book on treaty interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body is essentially concerned with how ... More


Conclusions

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This final chapter summarizes the conclusions of the book. This book has tried to explain how the Appellate Body approaches the interpretation of the WTO covered agreements, and the hope is that it ... More


The Appellate Body Report in European Communities—Conditions for the Granting of Tariff Preferences to Developing Countries and its Implications for Conditionality in GSP Programmes

Lorand Brtels

in Human Rights and International Trade

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199285822
eISBN:
9780191700378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285822.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins by outlining the types of conditionality found in the EC and US GSP programmes. It then discusses the measure at issue in the EC–Tariff Preferences dispute, before turning to a ... More


WTO Treaty Interpretation Against the Background of Other International Law

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter develops the argument that the influence of general international law and other fields of international law on the meaning of the WTO covered agreements does not depend only on the ... More


International Law

Matthias Oesch

in Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268924
eISBN:
9780191699306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268924.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter deals with the issue of standard of review relating to international law. The crucial question is to what extent and with what intensity a panel should review the interpretation of ... More


Miscellaneous Matters

Matthias Oesch

in Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268924
eISBN:
9780191699306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268924.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers three distinct matters which are informative for the determination of the appropriate standards of review of facts. Section I examines the question whether the characteristics ... More


Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body: The Conundrum of Article 17(6) of the WTO Antidumping Agreement

Donald McRae

in The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Article 17(6)(ii) of the WTO Antidumping Agreement provides that where a panel finds that a provision of the Agreement admits of two ‘permissible’ interpretations, then it must find that a measure of ... More


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

Michelle T. Grando

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572649
eISBN:
9780191722103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572649.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

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 ... More


WTO Law

Matthias Oesch

in Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268924
eISBN:
9780191699306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268924.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the relevant case law with regard to the standard of review relating to WTO law. Sections I and II examine panel and Appellate Body practice pursuant to Article 11 of the ... More


Mandatory Abolition of Anti-dumping, Countervailing Duties and Safeguards in Customs Unions and Free Trade Areas Constituted between WTO Members: Revisiting a Long-standing Discussion in Light of the Appellate Body’s Turkey—Textiles Ruling

Angela T. Gobbi Estrella and Gary N. Horlick

in Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199206995
eISBN:
9780191695674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206995.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the ruling of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body on the Turkey-Textiles case concerning import restrictions on imports textile and clothing products. It suggests ... More


‘Raw’ Evidence and Factual Conclusions

Matthias Oesch

in Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268924
eISBN:
9780191699306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268924.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter turns to the standards of review of facts as such. The standards which panels and the Appellate Body have so far deemed appropriate towards factual findings are analysed. Section I turns ... More


Domestic Law

Matthias Oesch

in Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268924
eISBN:
9780191699306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268924.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter deals with the issue of standard of review relating to domestic law. The crucial question is to what extent and with what intensity a panel should review the interpretation of domestic ... More


Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Isabelle Van Damme

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The WTO dispute settlement system is unusually strong but not necessarily unique. How the Appellate Body reads the WTO covered agreements is not a matter of WTO law, it is a technique of general ... More


The General Framework and the Method of Fact-Finding

Matthias Oesch

in Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268924
eISBN:
9780191699306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268924.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The previous chapter revealed that the wording of both Article 11 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU) and Article 17.6(i) of the AD Agreement is ... More


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