The Concept of Locus Standi under Dispute Settlement Understanding

  • Nitya Paliwal
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  • Nitya Paliwal

    LL.M. Student at Amity University, Rajasthan, India

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This research paper aims to examine the applicability of the concept of locus standi or 'standing' on the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU). Locus standi, a legal term which refers to the right of an individual or organization to bring a case before a court or tribunal, has become a crucial concept in the field of international trade law. The DSU, which serves as the cornerstone of the WTO's dispute resolution system, which is still unclear and up for debate. This paper will now go on to discuss and analyse this issue, something which is very significant for the dispute settlement process. Overall, this paper aims to contribute to the ongoing debate on the effectiveness of the WTO's dispute settlement system by examining the role of standing in ensuring access to justice for all stakeholders and finally clear up the confusion lingering with respect to the same.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 535 - 559


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