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    Rules and Values in International Adjudication: The Case of the WTO Appellate Body


    Suttle, Oisin (2019) Rules and Values in International Adjudication: The Case of the WTO Appellate Body. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 68 (2). pp. 399-441. ISSN 0020-5893

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    Abstract

    Current political challenges facing the WTO Appellate Body raise fundamental questions about the relationship between rules and values in international adjudication. This paper applies insights from legal philosophy to identify the role values should play in WTO adjudication. It argues that nothing about the specifics of WTO law would justify excluding values from adjudication; that the doctrinal, political and institutional context of WTO adjudication makes a positivist account of the role of values untenable; but an anti-positivist account requires complementing established economic accounts of WTO law’s purpose with an account of fairness and justice in trade and trade regulation.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at Suttle, O. (2019). Rules and values in international adjudication: the case of the WTO Appellate Body. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 68(2), 399-441. doi:10.1017/S0020589319000058
    Keywords: rules; values; international adjudication; WTO Appellate Body;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 13660
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020589319000058
    Depositing User: Oisin Suttle
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 15:44
    Journal or Publication Title: International and Comparative Law Quarterly
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
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