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[Latin America, Switzerland] Phillip Morris loses tough-on-tobacco lawsuit in Uruguay

In a lengthy decision published on Friday, the ICSID said it had ruled to dismiss Philip Morris' demand that the regulations be withdrawn, or not applied to the company, or that it be paid $22 million in damages instead.
Reuters
added Jul 9, 2016 16:00
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[Latin America, Switzerland, Uruguay] Victory for Public Health: International Ruling Against Philip Morris

Cabrera, executive director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law...“We hope the ruling will encourage countries to consider implementing more effective tobacco control policies without the fear of international investment litigatio
Newswise
added Jul 9, 2016 15:56
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[Latin America] Historic Win for Global Health: Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws

Statement by Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term Mayor of New York City This is a major victory for the people of Uruguay – and it shows countries everywhere that they can stand up to tobacco companies and win. Govern
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 9, 2016 15:44
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Foley Hoag Helps Uruguay Secure Landmark Victory Over Philip Morris

An international arbitral tribunal today rejected a challenge by Philip Morris International, Inc. (“PMI”) to Uruguay’s strict tobacco-control measures, aimed at reducing cigarette consumption and its devastating impact on public health. “This precedent-
Business Wire
added Jul 8, 2016 21:19
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[Switzerland] Philip Morris International Comments on Tribunal’s Decision in Arbitration Between PMI and Uruguay

“For the last seven years, we have already been complying with the regulations at issue in the case, so today’s outcome doesn’t change the status quo. We’ve never questioned Uruguay’s authority to protect public health, and this case wasn’t about broad i
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jul 8, 2016 21:17
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Philip Morris Loses Uruguay Packaging Arbitration ($$)

Tribunal president Piero Bernardini and Uruguay appointee James R. Crawford were in the majority. Philip Morris appointee Gary Born issued a partial dissent on two grounds, though he emphasized his conclusions are "not in any way a comment on the soverei
Law360
added Jul 9, 2016 17:32
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Uruguay Wins Dispute With Tobacco Giant Philip Morris

"The health measures that we have imposed to control tobacco and protect the health of our people have been recognized as legitimate and adopted as a sovereign function of our republic," said Vazquez, an oncologist who had spearheaded the anti-smoking ca
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 9, 2016 15:53
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[Latin America, District of Columbia] President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay Honored for Global Leadership in Fight against Tobacco

to receive its highest honor, the Champion Award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership in the fight against tobacco use around the world. President Vázquez is being honored for his unparalleled leadership in reducing tobacco use in Uruguay and for hi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 17, 2016 16:49
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[Latin America] Uruguayan Vendors Say Tobacco Tax About Revenue, Not Health

Uruguayan storeowners believe that a recent hike in the tax on tobacco products to 15.5 percent is aimed more at boosting government revenue than at reducing the number of smokers, trade association head Claudio Orrego told EFE.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:13
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[Latin America] Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez: A Leading Force for Tobacco Control

The Inter-American Heart Association recently recognized this courage when it presented President Vázquez with the Science of Peace Award at a ceremony in Chile. The award honored his strong commitment to tobacco control both in Uruguay and around the wo
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 12, 2015 16:28
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