The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) dispute settlement system is intended to be the central pillar of the international trade system by which trade disputes involving WTO member states are adjudicated, whether regarding trade in goods, services, or in intellectual property rights. However, an innocuous statement such as this, when closely considered, indicates potential problems for the system.
Webb McArthur, Reforming Fairness: The Need for Legal Pragmatism in the WTO Dispute Settlement Process, 9 Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 229 (2010).