How to count GATT disputes?
Each GATT dispute had at least one complainant and one respondent, but some of them had multiple complainants or respondents.
A first possible approach is to count each pair of complainant and respondent as a separate dispute. In other words, if a dispute was brought by two complainants (A and B) against one respondent (C), this methodology would consider that there had been two different disputes in terms of dyads, i.e. “pairs” of complainant and respondent (A vs C and B vs C).
A second approach is to count the disputes based on the procedures. In other words, if a dispute was brought by two complainants (A and B) against one respondent (C), it is counted as one dispute. This database adopted this methodology to present statistics and visualisations that involve the number of disputes.