Critics of the World Trade Organization (WTO) fear that WTO rules can be used to challenge regulatory actions intended to protect the environment, bolster food safety, or promote public health. These fears were brought to the fore by three recent cases concerning the WTO's Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement). In those cases, the United States was found to have violated the non-discrimination obligation in Article 2.1 of the TBT Agreement, and in
Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
Please join the Society's International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (ICTIG) in welcoming ASIL's 2009 Manley O. Hudson Medalist, the Honorable Charles N. Brower, to discuss his significant and wide-ranging practice at the bar with distinguished service, both nationally and internationally, during 30 years in the fields of public international law and international dispute resolution.
At its founding in 1899, the Permanent Court of Arbitration was an innovation and stood unique in the field of international dispute resolution. Today a crowded field of international institutions raises questions about the continued viability and particular role for the PCA.