(De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism

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(De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. / Creamer, Cosette; Godzimirska, Zuzanna.

In: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 49, No. 2, 03.2016, p. 275-321.

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Creamer, C & Godzimirska, Z 2016, '(De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism', Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 275-321.

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Creamer, C., & Godzimirska, Z. (2016). (De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 49(2), 275-321.

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Creamer C, Godzimirska Z. (De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. 2016 Mar;49(2):275-321.

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Creamer, Cosette ; Godzimirska, Zuzanna. / (De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. In: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. 2016 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 275-321.

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