US lawyer joining WTO Appellate Body

Nov 28, 2007 | 03:17 PM | Rory Carroll

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has appointed four new judges to its seven-member Appellate Body, including Jennifer Hillman, an Indiana Democrat who served on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) from August 1998 to December 2006.

A U.S. trade lawyer who represented the domestic steel industry at the ITC during Hillman's tenure described her as a "stickler for legal and factual detail" who "positioned herself at the middle." While at the ITC, he said, "Hillman witnessed the WTO overstep its bounds."....





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