The Legitimacy of International Trade Tribunals

In collaboration with Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement, PluriCourts has invited experts in international trade law to discuss issues with regards to the legitimacy of international trade tribunals.

This meeting is part of a book project and will be a venue for the authors to present their findings.  Issues such as the increased access of non-parties and the public (the increasing ‘transnational character’ of the tribunals), the independence of judges, the implementation and interaction with national Courts and forum shopping will be emphasized.


Selected Tribunals and Authors:


  • World Trade Organization (WTO)

Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO

Reto Marco Malacrida, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO

  • European Union (EU)

Pieter-Jan Kuijper, Professor, University of Amsterdam

  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Professor, University of Bergen

  • United States Court of International Trade (USCIT)

Donald Pogue, Senior Judge, United State Court of International Trade

  • Canadian Trade Court

Maureen Irish, Professor, University of Windsor

  • East Africa Community (EAC)/ Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA)

James Thuo Gathii, Professor, Loyola University Chicago

  • West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Illy Ousséni, Associate Professor, Université Ouaga II

  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)/ Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC)

Rilka Dragneva, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Michael Ewing-Chow, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Ranyta Yusran, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore

  • ANDEAN Community of Nations

Alan Yanovich, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Law Firm

Miguel Villamizar, Legal Officer, Legal Affairs Division, WTO


Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida, Professor, Foundation Getúlio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School


Read more about the book project (pdf).

Consult the program of the meeting (pdf).


Tags: Trade, Legitimacy
Published Sep. 22, 2014 3:52 PM - Last modified Jan. 20, 2016 1:05 PM