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 The Question

WTO security exceptions: A landmark Panel report in times of crisis

Introduced by Loris Marotti and Giovanna Adinolfi

  Just over a year has passed since the adoption of the report in the Russia–Traffic in transit case in which, for the first time, the national security exceptions under Article XXI GATT 1994 have been interpreted and applied by a WTO Panel. The report appeared as a glimmer...
  Viktoriia Lapa on May 12, 2020

The WTO Panel Report in Russia – Traffic in Transit: Cutting the Gordian Knot of the GATT Security Exception?

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  Laura Magi on May 12, 2020

The effect of the WTO dispute settlement crisis on the development of case law on national security exceptions: A critical scenario

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 The Question

The multi-faceted character of the ‘political question’ doctrine in recent practice: A one-size-fits-all tool?

Introduced by Micaela Frulli

  The non-justiciability of ‘political acts’ or ‘acts of government’ is accepted in most legal systems, although with notable differences in denomination and meaning. The doctrine was first propounded in France (actes de gouvernement) and later spread to the United Kingdom, under the ‘royal prerogative’ label, and to the United States, where...
  Diego Mauri on Apr 30, 2020

The political question doctrine vis-à-vis drones’ ‘outsized power’: Antithetical approaches in recent case-law

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  Martina Buscemi on Apr 30, 2020

The non-justiciability of third-party claims before UN internal dispute settlement mechanisms. The ‘politicization’ of (financially) burdensome questions

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 The Question

‘In Clinical Isolation.’ Is there a meaningful place for the World Trade Organization in the future of International Economic Law?

Introduced by Paolo Turrini and Angelica Bonfanti

What the heck. The girl was young, so lively and, what is more, socially accepted. Everyone wanted to date her. And all of a sudden, she fell ill. With the disease came the solitude – or was it the other way round? Now her conditions are stable but critical,...
  Giorgio Sacerdoti on Jan 30, 2019

The stalemate concerning the Appellate Body of the WTO: Any way out?

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  Steve Charnovitz on Nov 30, 2019

A WTO if you can keep it

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  Peter-Tobias Stoll on Jan 31, 2020

A Washington wake-up call and hybrid governance for world trade

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  Leonardo Borlini on Jan 31, 2020

A crisis looming in the dark: Some remarks on the reform proposals on notifications and transparency

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Twin crises in the WTO, and no obvious way out

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