Treaty interpretation by the wto appellate body international economic law series isabelle van damme on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this book analyzes how the appellate body uses particular principles of general international law in interpreting the wto covered agreements. Article ix2 of the wto agreement does not preclude panels and the appellate body from having recourse to a customary rule of interpretation of public international law that pursuant to article 32 of the dsu they are required to apply. Treaty interpretation by the wto appellate body 2009 at new york university on november 2 2010 tomary international law on treaty interpretation as it existed on and evolved after treaty interpretation by the wto appellate body. This text analyses the law of treaty interpretation as applied by the wto appellate body by focusing on the development of the law in practice and the intersection of customary international law principles with the growth of wto specific law the book reveals the complexity of treaty interpretation in a major international law forum. Articles 31 to 33 are widely recognized as reflecting customary international law on treaty interpretation when the appellate body relies on cross referencing merely to confirm its interpretation it often cites a series of provisions with perhaps a brief overview treaty interpretation by the wto appellate body 2009 ch 4 129
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