US-COOL oral hearing appeal opens for public viewing

The Appellate Body Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that they will open the oral hearing of the US-COOL appellate proceedings to public observation. The oral hearing is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015.

Due to limited seating capacity, public observation will take place via simultaneous closed-circuit broadcast in a separate viewing room in the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Places reserved for the public will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to participate, interested parties must send a completed registration form via e-mail. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. Geneva time on February 4, 2015.

The registration form can be found on the WTO website. More information regarding the WTO’s announcement can also be found on the WTO site.