Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95663
Authors: 
Horn, Henrik
Mavroidis, Petros C.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 983
Abstract: 
This study contributes to the debate concerning the appropriate role of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) in in WTO dispute settlement. Its distinguishing feature is that it seeks to address this relationship in light of the reason why the parties have chosen to separate their obligations into two bodies of law without providing an explicit nexus between them. The basic conclusion is that legislators' silence concerning this relationship should speak volumes to WTO adjudicating bodies: MEAs should not be automatically understood as imposing legally binding obligations on WTO Members, but could be used as sources of factual information.
Subjects: 
WTO
dispute settlement
environmental agreements
JEL: 
F13
K32
K33
Q56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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