Visualise: Legal Basis

Procedural legal basis cited by the complainant

Visualise and filter information relating to the procedural legal basis invoked by complainants to bring a GATT dispute, e.g. GATT Articles XXII, XXIII, Tokyo Round Codes, etc.

When no provision was cited by the complainant, this database has relied on the language used by the contracting parties in the ensuing procedure to see whether the legal basis could be determined, including whether it corresponded to a specific dispute settlement provision.

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Use the tabs below the tree map to switch between the legal basis that were initially raised and those in the GATT dispute settlement reports.  The chart will update once the filters are applied. 

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Legal basis cited by the complainant