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Title: The WTO and the settlement of disputes : from a developing country perspective
Author: Hu, J.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2003
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This thesis is aimed at the research of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism from a developing country perspective. It is composed up six chapters, together with its preface and conclusion. Chapter one is a general introduction of the whole thesis, mainly compares the differences of the GATT and the WTO in their legal system and dispute settlement mechanism. Then, it makes a start of the research upon the background of globalisation. Chapter two focuses on the research of the present status of developing countries, the impact of the WTO rules upon the developing countries, and the rationale of regrouping developing countries within the WTO. Chapter three is the research of the WTO institutional features. This research is connected with the development of international institutional law, and the new agenda of the world trade organisation. Chapter four, is the link of the first three chapters, and the last two chapters, is the research of the inherent cohesion of international law, international economic law, and WTO law. Chapter five is the core of the whole thesis. Based on the previous research, this chapter focuses on the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and the respects which need improving. The last chapter, as to correspondence to chapter five, puts forward the improvements on the future WTO dispute settlement institutions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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