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Referencing - International Law: WTO decision

How do I reference a World Trade Organization (WTO) decision?

WTO documents date from 1 January 1995 onwards.

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

case name | (date) | reference number

Footnote and bibliography:
e.g. India: Measures Affecting the Automotive Sector - Report of the Appellate Body (19 March 2002) WT/DS146/AB/R and WT/DS175/AB/R

To pinpoint, follow the citation with the paragraph number in square brackets. To pinpoint several paragraphs, insert a dash between the paragraph numbers:
e.g. India: Measures Affecting the Automotive Sector - Report of the Appellate Body (19 March 2002) WT/DS146/AB/R and WT/DS175/AB/R [3]

Case name

  • Always give a case name in italics
  • Separate adverse parties with an italic v
  • Use capitals for the major words
  • Include the document type in italics, e.g. Report of the Appellate Body.

Date

The date is always given in (round brackets).

Reference number

The preferred source for WTO decisions is the WTO Online Database.