Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
  • Print publication year: 2012
  • Online publication date: August 2017

Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes

from Volume 2

Summary

ARTICLE 1

TEXT OF ARTICLE 1

Members hereby agree as follows:

Article 1

Coverage and Application

The rules and procedures of this Understanding shall apply to disputes brought pursuant to the consultation and dispute settlement provisions of the agreements listed in Appendix 1 to this Understanding (referred to in this Understanding as the “covered agreements”). The rules and procedures of this Understanding shall also apply to consultations and the settlement of disputes between Members concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (referred to in this Understanding as the “WTO Agreement”) and of this Understanding taken in isolation or in combination with any other covered agreement.

The rules and procedures of this Understanding shall apply subject to such special or additional rules and procedures on dispute settlement contained in the covered agreements as are identified in Appendix 2 to this Understanding. To the extent that there is a difference between the rules and procedures of this Understanding and the special or additional rules and procedures set forth in Appendix 2, the special or additional rules and procedures in Appendix 2 shall prevail. In disputes involving rules and procedures under more than one covered agreement, if there is a conflict between special or additional rules and procedures of such agreements under review, and where the parties to the dispute cannot agree on rules and procedures within 20 days of the establishment of the panel, the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body provided for in paragraph 1 of Article 2 (referred to in this Understanding as the “DSB”), in consultation with the parties to the dispute, shall determine the rules and procedures to be followed within 10 days after a request by either Member. The Chairman shall be guided by the principle that special or additional rules and procedures should be used where possible, and the rules and procedures set out in this Understanding should be used to the extent necessary to avoid conflict.

Related content

Powered by UNSILO
Official Journal of the European Union 316 2005
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Trumble, W. R. Stevenson, A. Oxford University Press 2002 2917
Podesta Costa, L. A. Ruda, J. M. Derecho Internacional Público Tipográfica 1985 438
footnote original) Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Trumble, W. R. Stevenson, A. Oxford University Press 2002 1200
footnote original Kazazi, M. Kluwer Law International 1996 117
Howard, M. N. Crane, P. Hochberg, D. A. Phipson on Evidence Sweet & Maxwell 1990 52
Rutherford, L. Bone, S. Osborne’s Concise Law Dictionary Sweet & Maxwell 1993 266
Jowitt, Earl Walsh, C. Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law Burke, J. Sweet & Maxwell 1977 263
Curzon, L. B. A Directory of Law Macdonald and Evans 1983 47
Carbonnier, J. Droit Civil Presses Universitaires de France 1991 320
Chevalier, J. Bach, L. Droit Civil Sirey 1995 101
Guillien, R. Vincent, J. Termes juridiques Dalloz 1995 384
Samyn, O. Simonetta, P. Sogno, C. Dictionnaire des Termes Juridiques Editions de Vecchi 1986 250
González Pérez, J. Manual de Derecho Procesal Administrativo Editorial Civitas 1992 311
Bianca, C. M. Patti, S. Patti, G. Lessico di Diritto Civile Giuffré Editore 1991 550
Galgano, F. Diritto Privato Casa Editrice Dott. Antonio Milani 1994 873
Trabucchi, A. Istituzioni di Diritto Civile Casa Editrice Dott. Antonio Milani 1991 210
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Brown, Lesley Clarendon Press 1993 188
Black’s Law Dictionary West Publishing Co 1990 1204
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Clarendon Press 1993 2364
(footnote original) Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Trumble, W. R. Stevenson, A. Oxford University Press 2002 3170
Reuter, P. Introduction to the Law of Treaties Kegan Paul International 1995 100
Brownlie, I. Principles of Public International Law th Clarendon Press 1998 634
Fitzmaurice, G. The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice 1951–1954: Treaty Interpretation and Other Treaty Points 33 British Yearbook of International Law 1957 211
McNair, A. The Law of Treaties Clarendon Press 1961 381
Sinclair, I. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Manchester University Press 1984 127
Hudson, M. O. La Cour Permanente de Justice Internationale Editions A Pedone 1936 654
Podesta Costa, L. A. Ruda, J. M. Derecho Internacional Público Tipográfica 1985 105
the three elements [the three sub-paragraphs of what is now Article 31(3)] are all of an obligatory character and by their very nature could not be considered to be norms of interpretation in any way inferior to those which precede them Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1966 220
It is not necessary to show that each party has engaged in a practice, only that all have accepted it, albeit tacitly Aust, A. Modern Treaty Law and Practice Cambridge University Press 2000 195
Gidel, G. Cours de droit international Librairie du Recueil Sirey 1929 344
Cot, J. P. La Conduite subséquente des Parties à un traité Revue Générale de Droit International Public 1966 37 645
Karl, W. Vertrag und spätere Praxis im Völkerrecht Springer Verlag 1983 113
Capotorti, F. Sul Valore della Prassi Applicativa dei Trattati Secondo la Convenzione di Vienna Le Droit international à l’heure de sa codification Giuffré 1987 197
Yasseen, Mustafa L’interprétation des Traités d’après la Convention de Vienne sur le Droit des Traités Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de Droit International 1976 63
Villiger, M. E. 2009 433
Combacau, J. Sur, S. Principe d’intégration Droit international public Paris Montchrestien 2004 175
Villiger, M. E. Commentary on the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Martinus Nijhoff 2009 433
Aegean Sea Continental Shelf Case 1978 3
Jennings, Watts, Oppenheim’s International Law Longman’s 1992 1282
Jimenez de Arechaga, E. International Law in the Past Third of a Century 1978 159 Recueil des Cours 49
Jennings, Watts, Oppenheim’s International Law Longman’s 1992 1280
McDougal, M. S. Lasswell, H. D. Miller, J. The Interpretation of International Agreements and World Public Order: Principles of Content and Procedure New Haven/Martinus Nijhoff 1994 184
Sinclair, I. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Manchester University Press 1984 118
Carreau, D. Droit International Editions A. Pedone 1994 369
Daillier, P. Pellet, A. Droit International Public L.G.D.J. 1994 172
Podesta Costa, L. A. Ruda, J. M. Derecho Internacional Público Tipografica Editora Argentina 1985 109
Diez de Velasco, M. Instituciones de Derecho Internacional Público Tecnos 1997 169
Crawford, J. The International Law Commission’s Articles on State Responsibility- Introduction, Text and Commentaries Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2002
Sands, P. Principles of International Environmental Law Manchester University Press 1995 212
Cameron, J. The Status of the Precautionary Principle in International Law Cameron, J. O’Riordan, T. Interpreting the Precautionary Principle Cameron May 1994 262
Cameron, J. Abouchar, J. The Status of the Precautionary Principle in International Law Freestone, D. Hey, E. The Precautionary Principle in International Law Kluwer 1996 29
Birnie, P. Boyle, A. International Law and the Environment Clarendon Press 1992 98
Gündling, L. The Status in International Law of the Precautionary Principle 1990 5:1 International Journal of Estuarine and Coastal Law 30
de Mestral, A. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada Emond Montgomery 1993 765
Bodansky, D. Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law ASIL 1991 415