Thursday 11 May 2017, 18:00 - 20:00

10th Annual Update on WTO Dispute Settlement

Venue: Auditorium Jacques Freymond (AJF)

Rue de Lausanne 132, 1202 Geneva

Please note that this event will take place on Thrusday, 11th May at the Auditorium Jacques Freymond (AJF), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Rue de Lausanne 132, 1202 Geneva



18:00 to 18:30

Overview of Activities and Developments during 2016


WTO Dispute Settlement Body Developments in 2016


  • H.E. Ambassador Xavier CARIM (South Africa),  2016 Chairperson of the DSB

Appellate Body Developments in 2016


  • Thomas GRAHAM,  2016 Chairperson of the Appellate Body

18:30 to 19:00

Progress Report on Informal Consultations to Enhance Dispute Settlement Efficiency and Procedural DSU Innovation


  • Karl BRAUNER,  Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization
  • Robert McDOUGALL,  Fellow, CIGI and formerly with the Canadian Mission to the WTO

19:00 to 20:00

Roundtable Discussion on WTO Dispute Settlement in 2016


  • Nadiya NYCHAY        Partner, Dentons, Brussels
  • Prof. Armand DE MESTRAL    Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Claudia OROZCO        Trade Law Advice, formerly with Colombian Mission to WTO
  • Prof. Giorgio SACERDOTI    Bocconi University, former Member of the Appellate Body

Moderator: Joost PAUWELYN,  Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute

20:00 Onwards


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