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DELPIANO LIRA, Cristian. A dispute settlement body of the wto. an element of security and previsibility in the multilateral trading system. RDUCN [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.1, pp.213-239. ISSN 0718-9753. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-97532011000100009.
One of the main objectives of the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization is to provide security and previsibility to the multilateral trading system. This article intends to give an overview about how this aim is carried out through the organic and procedural analysis of the proceedings before the panel and the Appellate Body. Thus, this article tries to identify the key areas through which the system carries out its objective and the criteria of the Dispute Settlement Body that have enabled its development from 1995 to nowadays. The author examines in this way the Dispute Settlement Body and bodies to support them (Panel and Appellate Body), the merits of complaints, and the actors of the system.
Palabras clave : World Trade Organization (WTO); dispute settlement; Multilateral Trade System; commercial politics; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).