Panel discussion

Monday 27 November 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Deadlock at the WTO: Pathways to Maintaining an Effective System for Appellate Review

Organised by the Global Governance Centre

Auditorium A1B, Maison de la paix, Graduate Institute, Geneva

The WTO Appellate Body, long the cornerstone of the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization, is facing a crisis because of disagreement over the appointment of new members. If no new appointments are made, the Appellate Body may soon have too few members to deal with its workload, and ultimately may not be able to hear cases and adopt reports. This panel will consider practical solutions available to WTO member states to maintain an effective system for appellate review of WTO panel reports. 

For additional information on the topic, please consult:

Using arbitration under Article 25 of the DSU to ensure the availability of appeals

What to do about the US Attack on the Appellate Body?




  • Nico Krisch, Professor of International Law and Co-Director, Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute



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