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David Luff, Le droit de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce : Analyse critique, Collection de la faculté de droit dc l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruylant, Brussels, 2004, ISBN: 2-802-71797-9; 1,278 and XLIV pages.

David Luff, Le droit de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce : Analyse critique, Collection de la... David Luff has realized a small miracle. In this volume, he has provided a concise analysis of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization while paying particular attention to the cornerstone of the whole edifice: the non-discrimination principle. The reader should not underestimate the importance of the task. The author goes through each and every Agreement covered under the WTO, starting his narrative from the inception of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and ending up with a presentation of the current situation half-way through the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. His book largely reflects the many properties of the author as an academic and a practitioner. It is well researched and, at the same time, written in a very accessible manner, privileging substance of practical importance over never-ending discussions on issues that never see the light of the day. It is, of course, impossible to go through each and every chapter of this book while respecting the limited space dedicated to the present review. It is probably worth presenting, however, his work on non-discrimination. The GATT is an obligationally incomplete contract. This incompleteness invites "beggar-thy-neighbour" type behaviour, and the non-discrimination obligation is an imperfect http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World Investment and Trade Brill

David Luff, Le droit de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce : Analyse critique, Collection de la faculté de droit dc l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruylant, Brussels, 2004, ISBN: 2-802-71797-9; 1,278 and XLIV pages.

Journal of World Investment and Trade , Volume 6 (3): 2 – Jan 1, 2005

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/221190005X00172
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David Luff has realized a small miracle. In this volume, he has provided a concise analysis of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization while paying particular attention to the cornerstone of the whole edifice: the non-discrimination principle. The reader should not underestimate the importance of the task. The author goes through each and every Agreement covered under the WTO, starting his narrative from the inception of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and ending up with a presentation of the current situation half-way through the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. His book largely reflects the many properties of the author as an academic and a practitioner. It is well researched and, at the same time, written in a very accessible manner, privileging substance of practical importance over never-ending discussions on issues that never see the light of the day. It is, of course, impossible to go through each and every chapter of this book while respecting the limited space dedicated to the present review. It is probably worth presenting, however, his work on non-discrimination. The GATT is an obligationally incomplete contract. This incompleteness invites "beggar-thy-neighbour" type behaviour, and the non-discrimination obligation is an imperfect

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Published: Jan 1, 2005

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