Flagging Trade Talks May Hurt WTO Dispute System: Ex-Judge

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT) -- An impasse in the World Trade Organization's negotiating agenda may eventually undermine the body's dispute settlement system, which has been the WTO's shining light for the past several years, a former WTO appellate judge said Wednesday.

Speaking in Washington, D.C., Wednesday at an event hosted by the Cato Institute, Jennifer Hillman — a partner with Cassidy Levy Kent, who formerly served as a judge on the WTO's Appellate Body and as a commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission — said if multilateral negotiations through the...
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