World Trade Organization

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Tripti Malhotra The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the most powerful legislative and judicial body in the world. By promoting the free trade agenda of multinational corporations above the interests of local communities, working families, and the environment, the WTO has systematically undermined democracy around the world. Unlike United Nations treaties, the International Labor Organization… Read more »

Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization

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 INTRODUCTION “Prompt compliance with recommendations or rulings of the DSB is essential in order to ensure effective resolution of disputes to the benefit of all Members.” World Trade Organization, Article 21.1 of the DSU In 1994, the WTO members agreed on the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes or Dispute Settlement… Read more »

Bio-Piracy: An Usurpation Of Prior Art

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Zenefer Zaman and Sandip Bhosale Meaning of Bio-Piracy: The concept of “Bio-piracy” is commonly construed as the misappropriation of the knowledge and genetic resources of the farmers and indigenous people by individuals or institutions seeking exclusive monopoly control over these resources and knowledge. Hence, Bio-Piracy takes place in the form of applying and granting of… Read more »