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[Netherlands] PEIRIS: Tobacco Industry: Charge As Criminals

The courts there and around the world have it within their power to hold the tobacco industry criminally liable; the legal arguments are there. Not only can a prosecutor, take this historic step, but they should. They could save thousands of lives. The U
Asian Tribune
added Mar 11, 2018 15:32

[Netherlands] Dutch Prosecutor Rejects Tobacco Criminal Case; Many Arguments for Appeal Exist -- Statement of Laurent Huber, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health

ASH supports an Article 12 appeal, which allows those with a direct interest in a case to ask the appeal court to order the public prosecutor to bring charges. The documents that were submitted to the prosecutor argue that the tobacco industry knowingly
PR Newswire
added Feb 24, 2018 00:23

[Netherlands] Dutch effort to charge tobacco firms with attempted murder fails

Dutch public prosecutors have refused to open a formal criminal investigation into four major international tobacco companies on charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, saying there is too little chance of a conviction. Anne Marie van Veen, a Dutch
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01


The municipalities of Amsterdam and Utrecht announced that they will support a lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry. Lawyer Benedicte Ficq, acting on behalf of multiple hospitals, lung cancer patients, cancer association KWF, and addiction centers,
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 8, 2018 19:50

[Netherlands] Top Dutch cancer hospital joins tobacco class action lawsuit

The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (AVL) cancer hospital in Amsterdam said in a statement on Thursday that it was joining an ongoing legal action against four Dutch-based tobacco firms...against Phillip Morris, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Japan (nl)
added Feb 1, 2018 16:49

[Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... Activists in nine countries are now working on similar cases, according to Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, a lawyer at Action on Smoking
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 11:59

[Netherlands] To the Public Prosecutor the Honourable E. Visser

I hereby report a series of crimes committed by the four biggest tobacco manufacturers.... for attempted murder, alternatively attempted manslaughter and/or attempted severe and premeditated physical abuse and/or attempted deliberate and premeditated inju
Stichting Rookpreventie Jeugd [Youth Smoking Prevention) (nl)
added Nov 3, 2017 18:10

[Netherlands] Can crows be trained to collect cigarette butts?

could we employ these brainy birds to help keep our streets clean? That's the idea behind a project from Dutch startup Crowded Cities, which is looking to train crows to scoop up the butts in exchange for treats.
New Atlas
added Oct 13, 2017 01:23

[Netherlands] Dutch bank bans loans to tobacco industry on health grounds

The Netherlands’ third-largest bank ABN Amro said Wednesday that it is ratcheting up its battle against smoking and will no longer extend credit to clients in the tobacco industry. The Amsterdam-based bank’s decision came as it announced a new partnersh
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 7, 2017 01:45

[Netherlands] Tobacco remains a good investment, say Dutch pension funds

More than 50% of Dutch institutional investors continue to invest in tobacco, according to a report published by Trouw on Tuesday. ‘Many investors say that smoking is legal and therefore they see no reason to change their policy,’ said researcher Hester (nl)
added Mar 15, 2017 22:09
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