December 11th 2019: the end of history for the appellate body of the WTO?

2 December 2019

On December 10th 2019, the Appellate Body (AB) of the WTO will remain with one judge only, Ms. Zhao Hong (China). This will impair the functionality of the AB as it requires three judges to operate. At the IGIR – IEEM IP Seminar in Macao, Peter van den Bossche discussed potential alternatives to a functional AB, for ensuring the existence of some sort of settlement scheme for matters of international trade.