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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Monday, December 11 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Do developing countries still have policy space to achieve their legitimate objectives under WTO rules?

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This session discusses the extent to which WTO law, as clarified in the jurisprudence, allows developing countries to pursue their legitimate policy objectives, such as the protection of the environment, human health, economic development, and public morals.

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Moderator
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Niall Meagher

Executive Director, Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
Mr. Niall Meagher has been the Executive Director of the ACWL since July 2012.  Before becoming Executive Director, Mr. Meagher had been Senior Counsel at the ACWL since September 2004.  In this capacity, he assisted ACWL Members and LDCs in WTO dispute settlement proceedings before... Read More →

Speakers
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Jaime Coghi

Minister Councellor, Mission of Costa Rica to the WTO
Jaime Coghi is the Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the WTO. Mr. Coghi has extensive experience at international level in the formulation and negotiation of trade agreements in the WTO. Negotiator for Costa Rica since 1997, Mr. Coghi has participated in the negotiations... Read More →
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Gustavo Lunazzi

Director Dispute Settlement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina
Gustavo Lunazzi is (Acting) Director of International Economic Dispute Settlement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, where he handles WTO disputes and the defense of Argentine interests in antidumping and CVD investigations conducted by other countries. As a career diplomat... Read More →
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Alejandro Sanchez

Counsel, Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
Alejandro Sánchez has been Counsel at the ACWL since 2010. As Counsel, he has assisted developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and has advised on a broad scope of WTO legal issues.Prior to joining the ACWL, Mr. Sánchez served for four years as legal advisor at... Read More →
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Cherise Valles

Deputy Director, Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
Ms Valles is Deputy Director at the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL). Before becoming Deputy Director, Ms. Valles had been Senior Counsel at the ACWL since 2001. She has assisted ACWL developing country Members in several dispute settlement proceedings before the WTO Appellate Body... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Breakout Room 3 - Rivadavia

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