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WTO To Hold Emergency Meeting On Appellate Body Turmoil

Law360, New York (September 11, 2017, 1:30 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization on Monday scheduled a special meeting to examine how the departures of high-ranking judges will affect the legitimacy of decisions issued by the WTO’s seven-member Appellate Body.

Dispute Settlement Body Chairman Junichi Ihara set the special meeting for Friday in the wake of a request from the U.S. delegation at last week’s DSB session regarding how decisions signed by now-departed judges should be interpreted.

“These are unprecedented circumstances, and the United States considers that the DSB needs to consider the implications and...
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