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 Swedish government-funded doctoral researcher and Max Planck PhD scholarship holder and a 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 World Trade Institute in Bern, a former visiting researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and a frequent guest lecturer, including at the United Nations University and the College of Europe. He can be reached by appointment in B2.118.