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Dr Joanna Gomula (LLM University of Warsaw, LLM University of Michigan, PhD Polish Academy of Sciences) is a Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. She has been associated for many years with Queen Mary College, University of London, where she has lectured WTO dispute settlement, international economic law, and international environmental law. She is the convener for the World Trade Law course of the External LLM programme at the University of London and a professional lecturer at the Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatic Academy). She has been an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge and has been a guest lecturer at number of universities, including Bocconi University in Milan, University of Vienna, University of Hong Kong, University of Nanterre in Paris, and University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw. She practiced for several years at White & Case in Warsaw and New York. She is on the Board of Editors of the Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (ed. Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo) where she has been responsible for the section on WTO jurisprudence, and on the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International Law. She was editor of the ICSID Reports in 2011-2016. She is a member of the ILA Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals.


Edited volumes

ICSID Reports, vol 17 (with E Lauterpacht) (CUP 2016)

ICSID Reports, vol 16 (with J Crawford and E Lauterpacht) (CUP 2012)

Book chapters and articles

‘Environmental Disputes in the WTO’ in M Fitzmaurice, D Ong, P Merkouris (eds),  Research Handbook on International Environmental Law (EE 2021) (1st ed 2010)

‘WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding’ in L Mistelis and L Shore, World Arbitration Reporter: International Encyclopaedia of Arbitration Law and Practice (vol 4 2nd ed Juris Publishing 2010)  (updates 2016, 2017, 2021)

‘WTO Panels and the Appellate Body, Introductory Note and Legal Maxims’ (2020) 19 GCYILJ (annual contributions since 2001)

‘The Legal Effect of Appellate Body Rulings in the WTO Dispute Settlement System’ [in Russian] (2016) Justice Международное правосудие [International Justice] 1

‘Kilka odcieni arbitrażu – dodatkowe i alternatywne procedury arbitrażowe w prawie i praktyce Światowej Organizacji Handlu’ [Some Shades of Arbitration – Additional and Alternative Arbitration Procedures in the Law and Practice of the World Trade Organization] in C Mik (ed) Arbitraż w prawie międzynarodowym [Arbitration in International Law] (Beck 2015)

‘The Heritage of the Permanent Court of International Justice in WTO Jurisprudence’ in M Fitzmaurice and Ch Tams (eds), Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice (Martinus Nijhoff 2013)

‘Conflicting Jurisdictions in WTO Jurisprudence’ in B Krzan (ed),Jurisdictional Competition of International Courts and Tribunals (University of Wrocław 2013)

‘The Review of Decisions of International Administrative Tribunals by the International Court of Justice’ in O Elias (ed), The Development and Effectiveness of International Administrative Law (QM Studies in International Law vol. 8, Martinus Nijhoff 2012)

‘The State as a Respondent in Central and Eastern European Investment Arbitrations’ (2011) 13 (1-2) Int C L Rev 93

‘State Responsibility and the World Trade Organization’ in J Crawford and others (eds), The Law of International Responsibility (OUP/ Pedone 2010)

‘Precedential Effect of WTO Decisions. Note on the Zeroing Cases’ (2008) 7 GCYILJ 295

‘Moc wiążąca orzeczeń organów rozstrzygania sporów Światowej Organizacji Handlu’ [Binding Effect of Decisions of Dispute Settlement Organs in the World Trade Organization] in:J Menkes (ed), Prawo międzynarodowe. Księga pamiątkowa profesor Renaty Szafarz [International Law. Homage to Professor Renata Szafarz] (Elipsa 2007)

‘Ochrona środowiska w orzecznictwie Światowej Organizacji Handlu’ [Environmental Protection in WTO Jurisprudence] in J Menkes (ed), Prawo międzynarodowe – problemy i wyzwania. Księga pamiątkowa dla profesor Renaty Sonnenfeld-Tomporek [International Law – Problems and Challenges. Homage to Professor Renata Sonnenfeld-Tomporek] (Elipsa 2006)

‘Prawowi aspekti czlenstwa u Cwitowoi Organizacji Torgiwli’ [Legal Aspects of Accession to the WTO] in Prawowi i ekonomicni aspekti bstupu Ukraini do Cwitowoi Organizacji Torgiwli, (Donetsk 2006)

‘Podstawowe zasady rozstrzygania sporów WTO’ [Basic Principles of WTO Dispute Settlement] in Materiały z konferencji ‘Nauka prawa międzynarodowego u progu XXI wieku’  [Conference Materials ‘International Law at the Turn of the 21st Century’] (Polańczyk 2002)

‘The Standard of Review of Article 17.6 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement and the Problem of its Extension to Other WTO Agreements’ in P Mengozzi (ed), International Trade Law on the 50th Anniversary of the Multilateral Trade System (Bologna 1999) (also published (1997-98) 23 Polish Yrbk Int L 229)

‘Porozumienie Antydumpingowe Światowej Organizacji Handlu a przepisy antydumpingowe Wspólnoty Europejskiej’ [The WTO Antidumping Agreement and EC Antidumping Regulations] (1998) Przegląd Prawa Europejskiego [European Law Review] no 4

‘Funkcjonowanie systemu rozstrzygania sporów w ramach Światowej Organizacji Handlu’ [The Functioning of the Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization] (1997) Państwo i Prawo [State and Law] no 7

‘Customs Law’ in Business Transactions in Eastern Europe (Poland) (Matthew Bender 1997)

‘Dispute Settlement under Association Agreements with Central and Eastern European States’ (1995-96) 22 Polish Yrbk Int L

‘Unia a Wspólnoty Europejskie’ [The European Union v. the European Communities] (1995) Państwo i Prawo [State and Law] no 12

‘Poland (Environmental Guidelines)’ (with R Horsch, S Drewnowski, A Blach) in Investors Environmental Guidelines (EBRD, Graham & Trotman/Martinus Nijhoff 1994)

‘International Treaties Entered into Force with respect to Poland in 1993’ (1993) 20 Polish Yrbk Int L (annual contributions 1985-93)

‘Should Central and Eastern European States Slow Down Their Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights?’ (with A Jacewicz) in Legal Aspects of a New European Infrastructure (Netherlands Helsinki Committee 1992)

‘Changes in U.S. Trade and Economic Policy Towards Post-Nonmarket Economy Countries: An Example of Poland’ (1993)  2 J Transnat’l L and Pol’y 117

‘The International Court of Justice and Administrative Tribunals of International Organizations’ (1991) 13 Mich J Int’l L 83

‘Investments under the U.S.-Poland Business Treaty’ (1991) The Warsaw Voice Business Law Review no 2

‘Konflikt wokół misji OWP przy ONZ’ [The Conflict Concerning the UN PLO Mission] (with J. Stańczyk) (1990) Sprawy Międzynarodowe [International Affairs] vol 7-8