Wednesday 10 April 2019, 17:00 - 19:00

12th Annual Update on WTO Dispute Settlement

A presentation and discussion on WTO Dispute Settlement during 2018


17:00 to 17:30

Overview of Activities and Developments during 2018

WTO Dispute Settlement Body Developments in 2018

  • H.E. Ambassador Sunanta KANGVALKULKIJ (Thailand), 2018 Chairperson of the DSB

Appellate Body Developments in 2018

  • Prof. Dr Hong ZHAO, Member & 2019 Chairperson of the Appellate Body

17:30 to 19:00

Panel Discussion on WTO Dispute Settlement in 2018

with a focus on cases and reform proposals under the WTO Subsidies Agreement


  • Quentin BAIRD, Rules Division, WTO Secretariat
  • Clotilde DU PARC, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Geneva
  • Luca RUBINI, Reader, Birmingham Law School
  • Natasha SPISBAH, Counsellor, Australian Mission to the WTO
  • Hannes WELGE, Senior Counsel, King & Spalding, Geneva

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

19:00 Onwards


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