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[Switzerland] Uruguay Wins Lawsuit Against Philip Morris Over Anti-Tobacco Regulation

"The Uruguayan government has won. The claims of the tobacco companies have been roundly rejected," President Tabare Vazquez said in a televised address on state media on Friday. "Without violating any treaty, our country has fulfilled its inalienable
RTTNews.com
added Jul 9, 2016 15:52
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[Switzerland] PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies, “a model for the region”

“This decision serves not only as recognition of Uruguay's continuing efforts to protect its population against tobacco consumption and exposure to secondhand smoke but also as a precedent and a call to all countries in the Americas and indeed worldwide
MERCOPRESS (uy)
added Jul 9, 2016 15:42
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Cumberland Farms Requests ‘Clear and Unambiguous’ Tobacco Laws / Executives describe city-by-city regulations in Massachusetts as chaotic

Cumberland Farms has requested... “But as it stands now, we are instead forced to juggle hundreds of different and constantly-changing local requirements related to pricing, packaging, signage, product bans, licensing display methods, age verification pr
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 12, 2016 23:27
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Uruguay Wins Its Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris International: STATEMENT BY LAURENT HUBER

PMI will no doubt shed some public crocodile tears, but their main goal in launching the suit has been realized – six years and millions of dollars have been spent defending a nondiscriminatory law that was intended purely to protect public health. This h
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jul 12, 2016 15:13
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Statement by Michael R. Bloomberg on Philip Morris International v. Uruguay Decision

Recognizing the need to support countries in future legal challenges, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the $4 million Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund in 2015, which aims to combat the tobacco industry’s use of i
Mike Bloomberg.com
added Jul 11, 2016 15:59
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[Latin America, Switzerland] PHILIP MORRIS BRANDS SÀRL, PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. and ABAL HERMANOS S.A. (THE CLAIMANTS) and ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY (THE RESPONDENT) (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7): AWARD (PDF) (304pp)

. I write separately, with respect to two limited issues, only because of my fundamental disagreement with the Tribunal’s conclusions and reasoning on these matters. Apart from these issues, I concur with the Tribunal’s conclusions in its Award.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 11, 2016 15:56
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[Latin America] Uruguay: The little country that changed tobacco laws

That Uruguay triumphed so completely in its litigation against Philip Morris International – the court even ordered Philip Morris to pay Uruguay's court costs – suggests packaging laws for tobacco have friends in high places.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jul 10, 2016 15:12
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[Latin America, Switzerland] PHILIP MORRIS BRANDS SÀRL, PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. y ABAL HERMANOS S.A. (LAS DEMANDANTES) y REPÚBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY (LA DEMANDADA) (Caso CIADI N.° ARB/10/7): LAUDO (PDF) (250pp)

Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay (uy)
added Jul 10, 2016 14:50
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[Latin America, Switzerland] PHILIP MORRIS BRANDS SÀRL, PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. and ABAL HERMANOS S.A. (THE CLAIMANTS) and ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY (THE RESPONDENT) (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7): AWARD (PDF) (224 pp)

For these reasons the Tribunal holds that the procedural improprieties were not sufficient in this case to rise to the standard of a denial of justice and decides that there was no denial of justice also in the SPR proceedings. / Concurring and Dissenti
Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay (uy)
added Jul 10, 2016 14:41
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[Latin America] Victoria de Uruguay ante la industria tabacalera deja un precedente para el mundo [Uruguay victory against the tobacco industry sets a precedent for the world]

From now on, when tobacco companies try to moderate the regulations framework agreement with the threat of litigation, they will find our precedent. The award has been issued by protecting the health measures taken by our Republic shows the world that U
Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay (uy)
added Jul 10, 2016 14:27
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