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Referencing - International Law: GATT decision

How do I reference a GATT decision?

GATT documents date from before 1 January 1995.

This guidance applies whether you found the decision in print or online.

case name | (year) | series | supplement number/first page number

Footnote and bibliography:
e.g. Swedish Anti-Dumping Duties (1955) BISD 3S/81

To pinpoint - GATT documents have page numbers in the printed version of BISD 68. These aren't included in the Lexis Library version. If a document has paragraph numbers, follow the citation with the paragraph number in square brackets. To pinpoint several paragraphs, insert a dash between the paragraph numbers:
e.g. Swedish Anti-Dumping Duties (1955) BISD 3S/81 [2]-[3]

Case name

  • Always give a case name in italics
  • Separate adverse parties with an italic v
  • If multiple parties, name only the first claimant and the first defendant
  • If an individual, don't include forenames or initials.


The year is always given in (round brackets).


The preferred source for GATT documents is the BISD 68 (Basic Instruments and Selected Documents). You can find BISD 68 on Lexis Library as follows:

  • Login to Lexis Library
  • In 'Find a Source' on the Lexis homepage, enter: basic instruments and selected documents
  • Click 'Find'
  • Tick the box next to GATT Basic Instruments and Selected Documents
  • Click 'OK-Continue'
  • Search for the required GATT document.