Maintaining trust in WTO adjudication: the arbitration ‘safety valve’

21 December 2017

The idea floated by a Maastricht doctoral researcher in September 2017 on how to bypass the current deadlock over appointments to the WTO Appellate Body and to avoid a collapse of the WTO dispute settlement system has gained momentum in academic and policymaking circles.

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.