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International Trade Law Research Guide

This guide features resources on international trade law.

WTO Dispute Settlement -- Practice & Procedure

The procedural rules governing the settlement of trade-related disputes by the WTO are set forth in the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU).  In addition, there are many specialized rules, applicable only to particular types of disputes, set forth in the annexes to the Marrakesh Agreement that established the WTO.  To access these dispute settlement rules, consult the Primary Sources listed in the column to the right.  Listed below is a selection of Secondary Sources on WTO dispute settlement practice and procedure.

Secondary Sources

Primary Sources

WTO Legal Texts
The WTO's website provides free online access to the full text of the Dispute Settlement Understanding in the following formats:

It is also possible to access a summary of the DSU (HTML only).

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To locate additional resources on WTO dispute settlement practices, search GULLiver, the Law Library's online catalog, by keyword or by title.  Or search by subject using one of the following subject headings:

For a more precise search, use the Advanced Search template and search for a subject heading in combination with one or more keywords.