Welcome to the TradeLawGuide Learning Centre. Here you can learn about researching WTO law in a comprehensive and efficient manner using TradeLawGuide. Use the Learning Centre to get the most out of TradeLawGuide.

The short videos are intended to demonstrate the principal features of each tool. Additional detail is included in the accompanying training manuals.

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How to Methodically Research WTO Law Using TradeLawGuide’s Research Tools
The Research Cycle (Steps 1-5)
Step 1 – Identify the Basic Facts and Issues
Step 2 – Identify the Relevant Provisions
A. “By subject” approach to identifying relevant provisions
B. “Top down” or “deductive” approach to identifying relevant provisions
C. Identifying secondary provisions that may be relevant to the interpretation of directly applicable provisions
Step 3 – Identify Relevant Jurisprudence and Interpretative Rules
A. WTO Jurisprudence
B. Interpretative Rules
Step 4 – Note up Jurisprudence
A. Jurisprudence Citator
B. Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) Minutes
Step 5 – Fine Tune Research
Step 6 – Identify Pending Jurisprudence
OVERVIEW - TradeLawGuide Videos and Manuals
1. System Requirements and Settings
2. Getting Started on TradeLawGuide
3. Subject Navigator
4. Article Citator
5. Jurisprudence Citators
6. Interpretation
7. Terms & Phrases
8. DSB Minutes
9. Jurisprudence Pending
10. Text Search
11. Select Annotated Agreements
12. Jurisprudence
13. Documents
14. Negotiating History
1. System Requirements and Settings
2. Getting Started on TradeLawGuide
3. Subject Navigator
4. Article Citator
5. Jurisprudence Citators
6. Interpretation
7. Terms & Phrases
8. DSB Minutes
9. Jurisprudence Pending
11. Select Annotated Agreements
12. Jurisprudence
13. Documents
14. Negotiating History