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30 November 2005
WTO TRAINING COURSES

Participants in the thirteenth Specialized Course on WTO Dispute Settlement immersed for a week of training in Geneva

On 25 November 2005, twenty-four government officials from WTO Member States ended a five-day immersion into the rules and procedures governing the WTO Dispute Settlement mechanism.

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During one week, the participants have been actively involved in interactive training organized under the auspices of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation with the active co-operation of the Secretariat of the Appellate Body and the Legal Affairs Division.

The course started with an introduction to the WTO with a particular focus on the role and the functioning of the Dispute Settlement mechanism in the rule-based multilateral trading system. Participants were then rapidly engaged in a simulation exercise which allowed them to develop practical knowledge and skills throughout the various steps of the WTO dispute settlement procedures. An update on recent developments in the area of dispute settlement as well as on the current review of the Dispute Settlement Understanding concluded the training programme.

All participants from least-developed countries and a number of developing countries' representatives were financed out of the WTO regular budget. These courses are organized pursuant to the mandate given to the Secretariat by Art. 27.3 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, which foresees that training shall be provided to interested WTO Members. The course, which is part of the WTO Training and Technical Assistance Plan for 2005, was held in English.
  

List of the participants  back to top

Albania

Miss Gresa MARTIRI

Australia

Ms Tegan BRINK

Denmark

Mrs. Louise Nuoto DOHN 

Dominican Republic

Mrs. Roxanna De Los SANTOS PIANTINI

Finland

Mr. Pekka KOSONEN

Israel

Miss Yifat INBAR

Italy

Mr. Raffaele FESTA

Japan

Miss Yuko ASANO 

Jordan

Mrs. Rola D. A. MELKAWI 

Kenya

Mrs. Emma Muthoni NJOGU 

Latvia

Mr. Davis BAIZA

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mrs. Mirjana PETROVSKA

Maldives

Mr. Abdulla NASHID

Mozambique

Mr. Horacio DEUSDADO GERVASIO LINAULA

Netherlands

Mrs. Barbara RIETBROEK

Pakistan

Mrs. Ruksana SHAH

Poland

Miss Kinga SZAFRANKOWSKA

Singapore

Mr. Sze Gin LOW 

Slovenia

Mrs. Iris GORJANC-DOLNIČAR

South Africa

Ms Thobile MATHATA 

Sri Lanka

Mrs. Maryann TILANI RAMONA SILVA 

Sweden

Ms Alexandra RYDMARK

Zambia

Mr. Sonny LING'OMBA

Zimbabwe

Mr. Neville Munyaniso WAMAMBO

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