Joost Pauwelyn


Joost Pauwelyn is Professor of International Law and Head of the International Law Department at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, where he is also Co-Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI).

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Does It Matter Who Writes Legal Rulings? It Depends.

Does it matter whether rulings delivered by international tribunals are truly written by the adjudicators appointed to the case, as opposed to the permanent staff of a legal bureaucracy working in the background? In his Reply to our EJIL article, ‘WTO Rulings and the Veil of Anonymity’, Armin Steinbach claims there is nothing untoward about unnamed…

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The WTO Secretariat’s ‘Open Secret’: Unpacking the Controversy

Over the past two years, we have had the opportunity to present the findings from our EJIL article, ‘WTO Rulings and the Veil of Anonymity’, to a number of audiences spanning fields from international law to political science and quantitative methods. Though the article makes a number of claims about transparency in judicial settings, the design of…

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