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Deconstructing the WTO Conformity Obligation-- A Theory of Compliance as a Process
Fordham international law journal (2015)
  • Julien Chaisse
Abstract

This Article deconstructs the WTO obligation of conformity enshrined in Article XVI:4 of the WTO Agreement, demonstrating that this key provision is not a mere interface between international and domestic law. In fact, the obligation of conformity is the source of a process of compliance which, although more modest than usual law of international responsibility, has proven to be effective in securing final compliance. Deconstructing the obligation of conformity helps to explain and demystify the high level of compliance with WTO law while significantly contributing to the understanding of why and how States comply with international law.

Keywords
  • WTO law,
  • international law,
  • compliance,
  • conformity,
  • dispute settlement
Publication Date
Winter February 28, 2015
Citation Information
Julien Chaisse. "Deconstructing the WTO Conformity Obligation-- A Theory of Compliance as a Process" Fordham international law journal Vol. 38 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julien_chaisse/68/