Bridging the Gap Between Northern NGOs and Southern Sovereigns in the Trade-Environment Debate: The Pursuit of Democratic Dispute Settlements in the WTO Under the Rio Principles

Tanaka, Maki
May 2003
Ecology Law Quarterly;2003, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p113
Academic Journal
Argues that procedural rules should be revised to clarify amicus procedures and to enhance third-party rights in order to facilitate participation of both Northern nongovernment organizations (NGO) and Southern sovereigns in World Trade Organization dispute settlements. Factors that have produced the tensions between the two sides in international trade-environment disputes; Comparison between the Northern environmental values and interests shaped under advanced industrialism; Explanation on how ad hoc amicus procedures foreclosed participatory opportunities for Northern NGO without due process.


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