This Comment will examine the GATT dispute settlement procedure in relation to its operative context. Emphasis is on determining the true origin of the dispute settlement system's inefficacy. An overview of historical developments will be followed by an explanation of the dispute settlement law and procedure. Noncompliance with GATT rules and remedial efforts to correct that noncompliance will be examined at some length. Finally, the necessity for future reform of the dispute settlement procedure will be discussed.
Patricia Kalla, The GATT Dispute Settlement Procedure in the 1980s: Where do we go From Here?, 5 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 82 (1986).