Malaysia A Silent Voice in World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement

Some Legal Considerations for Future Involvement in Renewable Energy Disputes

  • Henrik Andersen, Dr Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire

Abstract

In the World Trade Organization (WTO), disputes relevant to the market for equipments producing renewable energy such as solar panels, are increasing. Such cases can be important for Malaysia as one of the world’s leading producers of solar panels. The article examines Malaysia’s engagement in WTO disputes from a legal perspective and finds that Malaysia is only engaged to a limited extent in WTO disputes. This limitation can be a problem as WTO law is developed through the WTO Dispute Settlement System and the suggests claims that both disputing parties and third parties can have an impact on that development. In order to help shape WTO law related to renewable energy in a preferred direction, Malaysia should become more involved in WTO dispute settlement. 

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Author Biography

Henrik Andersen, Dr, Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire

PhD in 2008 from Copenhagen Business School in World Trade Organization Law and EU Law with the
thesis; EU Dumping Determinations and WTO Law, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 2009; MSc and
BSc in Commercial Law and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Senior Lecturer at
Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire. Contact details, handersen@uclan.ac.uk; henriklaw@
yahoo.com.

(2018) 45 (1) JMCL	1	Malaysia: A Silent Voice in World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement – Some Legal Considerations for Future Involvement in Renewable Energy Disputes
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
ANDERSEN, Henrik. Malaysia A Silent Voice in World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement. Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law, [S.l.], v. 45, n. 1. June, p. 1 - 26, dec. 2018. ISSN 0126-6322. Available at: <https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/JMCL/article/view/20924>. Date accessed: 26 feb. 2020.