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11 October 2002
Training on dispute settlement for government officials

Thirty government officials have started on Monday 7 October a five-day immersion into the rules and procedures governing the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. For one week the participants will be actively involved in the various training sessions organized under the auspices of the WTO Training Institute and with the active support of the WTO Legal Affairs Division and the Secretariat of the Appellate Body.

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The course traditionally starts with an introduction to the WTO and its basic principles. It then focuses on the Dispute Settlement Mechanism. Participants are rapidly engaged in simulation exercises which allow them to develop practical knowledge and skills throughout the various steps of the dispute resolution. An update on recent developments in the area of dispute settlement concludes the one-week long training.

Though the group of participants is composed essentially of government officials from developing countries, some developed countries are also represented as this particular training activity is organized under Art. 27.3 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, which foresees that training is to be provided to all WTO Members. A complete list of participants is attached.

This course is conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish.

This training on dispute settlement is one of the numerous activities organized by the WTO Training Institute. Currently 60 government officials participate to the three-month 21st and 22nd Regular Trade Policy Courses. In November a three-weeks courses entitled “Introduction to the WTO” will be conducted in French for 20 participants form Least-developed countries. In December, a two-week specialized course entitled “Negotiating Trade Agreements: From Theory to Practice” will be organized for the first time.

  

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7 — 11 October 2002, WTO Headquarters, Geneva

List of participants

Angola

Mrs. PEREIRA de SOUZA Filomena

Australia

Mrs. YOUNG Maria

Bangladesh

Mr. KHAN Abid Mostafa

Barbados

Mr. WILSON Matthew

Bénin

Mr. MENSAH Raphaël Codjo

Burkina Faso

Mr. SAWADOGO Tounsida Clément

Burundi

Mrs. HAKIZIMANA Emmanuella

Central African Rep.

Miss YACKOTA Clarisse Bienvenue

Colombia

Miss Adriana SUAREZ PARDO

Congo, dem. Rep.

Mr. KARUME NTWALI Félix

Czech Republic

Mr. ŠIMAN Eduard

Estonia

Miss TEEDUMÄE Katri

Ethiopia

Mr. MENGESHA Seleshi

The Gambia

Mrs. BAH-MBOWE Awa

India

Mr. DIXIT Diwakar

Indonesia

Mrs. TAHRIR Marlina Surachmi

Jordan

Mr. BADDOUR Issa

Netherlands

Miss KLUIJTMANS Ellen

Norway

Mr. VAAGEN Lars

Paraguay

Miss PATINO CARDOSO Lorena

Philippines

Mr. GARCIA Eduardo

Poland

Mr. SUDOŁ Wojciech

Romania

Mrs STEFAN Roxan

Singapore

Miss THONG Leng Yeng

Spain

Miss ALCAIDE GUINDO Cristina

Chinese Taipei

Mr. CHEN Po-Chang

United Kingdom

Mr. TWYMAN Robin

Venezuela

Miss SANCHEZ Becxi