How to break the impasse over appellate body nominations

29 September 2017

To avoid the collapse of the WTO dispute settlement system, and thwart any attempt to hold it hostage, WTO members could make use of an oft-overlooked legal provision allowing for arbitration as an alternative to adjudication before the appellate body.

Jens Hillebrand Pohl

Jens Hillebrand Pohl is a Max Planck Scholar, a Swedish government funded researcher and lecturer ad hoc in the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, a former Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and a frequent guest lecturer at the United Nations University and the College of Europe. He is also an independent legal practitioner, expert counsel, an English and Irish solicitor and a member of the New York Bar.