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04-10-24 | Human Rights, Immigration and Refugee Law, International, Legal Personhood

Ghost Citizens: Researching the Legal Limbo of Stateless Persons

There are millions of stateless people in the world – people who are not recognized as citizens in any country whatsoever. Long considered an issue tied intricately with migration, Professor Jamie Liew’s research on statelessness is breaking new ground, exploring the legal limbo of a subset of stateless people who are legally homeless despite strong ties to a distinct place they call home. In this video she discusses her family’s own experience with statelessness and describes how her research led her to explore this complicated topic through both a monograph and a debut novel.

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03-01-24 | Business Law, International, World Trade Organization (WTO)

WTO Dispute Resolution System : What can be done?

The experts gathered under the “Rethinking WTO Dispute Settlement” initiative at uOttawa have highlighted the critical need to adjust the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanisms in response to the evolutions of global trade. This visual post presents a summary of their contributions and offers reflections on future directions, encouraging a renewal of commitment and increased cooperation in the adjudication of international trade disputes. The experts outline a vision for a strengthened and flexible international commercial governance system, capable of navigating the complexities of global trade.

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02-29-24 | Business Law, International, World Trade Organization (WTO)

The WTO Dispute Resolution Process : Why is it Broken?

The dispute resolution system, which was once considered the “Crown Jewel” of the WTO, is no longer functioning. Professor Joanna Langille offers an insightful analysis into how and why this critical mechanism has ceased to function effectively. She delves into the reasons behind its paralysis.

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02-27-24 | Business Law, International, World Trade Organization (WTO)

The Inception of the World Trade Organization and of its trade dispute settlement system

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international organization whose rules govern trade between nations. It was established on January 1, 1995, succeeding the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Professor Robert Howse of New York University examines the origins of the WTO, particularly its emergence from the prevailing belief in the benefits of economic neoliberalism as the optimal approach for global growth and development.

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