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Rethinking the WTO Dispute Settlement System - Public Panel, May 24, 2023, University of Ottawa

The world's major economies, including Canada's, depend on an open and fair trading system for their prosperity. Yet over the past five years, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been partially deprived of one of its most valuable functions: trade dispute settlement.

The keynote speakers will discuss the challenges to multilateral trading system and reforms necessary to modernize the existing system and make it robust for a new multilateralism. This Public Panel will inaugurate a 2-day Chatham House symposium on "Rethinking the WTO Dispute Settlement System" with world experts on 25 - 26 May 2023 at the University of Ottawa (by invitation). This conference of practitioners and academicians aims to produce a preliminary set of recommendations for alternatives and reforms to adjudication, for a system better adapted to current international reality.

Organised by:

Wolfgang Alschner, University of Ottawa

Gabrielle Marceau, University of Geneva

Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

Registration and attendance are free and is on a first-come-first serve basis. Option of In-person or Virtual attendance.

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