In a new book Dr. Marion Panizzon of the World Trade Institute in Bern analyses the case law of WTO dispute settlement practice to get a closer picture of the concepts of "good faith" in WTO jurisprudence.
Good faith is a legal concept applied in various contexts and is central to the working of the dispute settlement mechanism (DSM). This mechanism has by some observers been accused of facilitating too much of legal activism and not being conducive to the diplomatic spirit of the WTO. At this lunch seminar, Dr. Panizzon will discuss WTO jurisprudence – its development, current status, and future directions of it. The meeting will be chaired by Roderick Abbott, former Deputy Director General of the WTO.