Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution

Ongoing WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies

It is well known that overfishing has led to the collapse of several commercially valuable fish species and the decline of others. [1] In this context, WTO Members agreed during the WTO Ministerial Conference held in Doha (Qatar) in November 2000, to launch negotiations with the aim to "clarify and improve WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies, taking into account the importance of this sector to developing countries." [2]
 
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8
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Author: 
Marc Benitah
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Arbitral Tribunal Denies Jurisdiction in Achmea B.V. v. The Slovak Republic (May 20, 2014)

Author: 
Emily MacKenzie

On May 20, 2014, an arbitral tribunal (the Tribunal) convened under the terms of a bilateral investment treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Czech and Slovak Republic (the Treaty),

Sealing the Deal: The WTO’s Appellate Body Report in EC – Seal Products

Introduction

On May 22, 2014, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) issued its report in the EC  Seal Products dispute.[1] The decision arose from complaints by Canada and Norway against a legislative scheme adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2009 to prohibit the importation and marketing of seal products (EU Seal Regime).[2]

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18
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12
Author: 
Rob Howse, Joanna Langille, and Katie Sykes
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ICJ Rules on Timor-Leste’s Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures (March 3, 2014)

Author: 
Steven Arrigg Koh

On March 3, 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled on Timor-Leste’s request for provisional measures (Request) in the Que

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Federal Court Deference to Arbitrator Decision in Investment Treaty Dispute (March 5, 2014)

Author: 
Steven Arrigg Koh

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in BG Group v.

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules that Arbitral Tribunal Can Refer Questions for Preliminary Ruling (February 13, 2014)

Author: 
Emily MacKenzie

On February 13, 2014, the Eighth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) issued an