Sometimes I blog about the most important issues of the day. Other times, I look for obscure issues that will be of interest to, at most, 4 or 5 people. This is one of the latter.
This is from the interim review section of the Russia - Railway Equipment panel report:
6.14 Regarding paragraph 7.48, Ukraine requests that the Panel move the footnote from the third to the second sentence of this paragraph. Ukraine submits that its reference to the Appellate Body Report in EC – Chicken Cuts refers to the fact that Article 6.2 of the DSU contemplates that the identification of the products at issue must flow from the specific measures identified in the panel request and not to Ukraine's view that it is necessary only for certain WTO obligations to identify the products at issue in order to identify the measures at issue.
6.15 The Panel does not consider this change to be appropriate because the general approach in the Report is to include only one footnote in each paragraph that includes references supporting the statements contained in the entire paragraph.
One footnote for each paragraph? I guess that's easier in a sense, but it seems like you would sacrifice a bit of clarity doing it this way.