Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

IIEL Releases Issue Brief on WTO Reform

IIEL most recent issue brief, Chris Brummer comments
Source: Georgetown University Law Center

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been unable to agree on the appointment of new members to the seven-person Appellate Body (AB) in a timely fashion.  IIEL’s recently released Issue Brief, a product of discussions between Georgetown faculty, students and stakeholders, provides a solution to the problem without taking sides in the debate over whether the Appellate Body’s current practice of appointing hold-overs from earlier appointments is or is not permissible under the current rules. It proposes a single amendment to the DSU that represents a compromise—limiting the use of hold-overs while creating incentives for the timely replacement of ABMs whose terms of office are coming to an end. 

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