Mark Clough


The purpose of this Essay is to discuss the areas in which the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system may be improved in light of the first five years of experience from the practitioner point of view, and in particular, practitioners advising business or governments acting on behalf of domestic businesses. Key reforms relating to implementation and compensation may not necessarily require an amendment to the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, since they could be answered by changes in practice.