The WTO Appellate Body as a Trailblazer—Facilitation of Appellate Mechanism Discussion in Other International Courts

  • Jaemin LeeEmail author


One of the most important contributions of the WTO regime is the successful introduction and operation of the appellate mechanism. In the past 24 years of operation, the Appellate Body has accumulated important experience in various areas of appellate review. It has also encountered a variety of practical and legal issues associated with appeal, and has also clarified critical jurisprudence and found solutions to practical issues. The Appellate Body’s accumulated experience and jurisprudence have provided and will continue to provide useful guidance and benchmarks for states and other international organizations for the formulation, administration and operation of appellate proceedings in other international dispute settlement proceedings. Its trial and error, and success and failure present the international community with a reliable springboard for the discussion of better and more workable dispute settlement proceedings in the international community.


International dispute settlement proceedings Appellate Body Dispute settlement understanding Rule of law Appellate review Standard of review Remand 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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