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KFG Panel Discussion (Hybrid): The Decline of the World Trade Organization as a Forum for Trade Governance: Who Wins and Who Loses?
Monday, 27 November 2023, 4pm - 6pm
room 4403, law faculty building, Boltzmannstraße 3, Freie Universität Berlin
Meeting ID: 2731 838 7561
The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995 to serve as a forum for trade negotiations, to supervise the implementation of trade rules, and to settle trade disputes. However, just short of its 30th anniversary, the WTO finds itself beset by crises: multilateral trade negotiations are largely stalled, and even the long-celebrated dispute settlement system is a shadow of its former self after its appeal level was sabotaged by the United States. What are the dynamics that account for this state of affairs, and what do they mean for the future of trade governance? Who is set to win and lose as the WTO cedes its central place in governing the world economy? And how does the German Government see these developments?
Chair: Heike Krieger, Chair, KFG “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”; Professor for International and Public Law, Freie Universität Berlin
Peter-Tobias Stoll, Professor for Public and Public International Law (International Economic Law) at the University of Göttingen
Nicolas Lamp, Senior Fellow, KFG “International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
Sophia Paulini, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, KFG “International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?
Bettina Rudloff, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Georg Junger, Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Climate Action