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[New York] Uruguay President vs. Big Tobacco

“Health is a human right,” President Vázquez said in his remarks at the General Assembly. “It is unethical to prioritize commercial aspects at the expense of a fundamental human right.”
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Oct 2, 2015 20:21
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[New York] Uruguay Slams Big Tobacco, Defends Marijuana Policy

During his speech before the UN General Assembly, Tuesday, Vasquez singled out Phillip Morris for suing Uruguay over the country's anti-smoking campaign. ... “It is not ethical that tribunals of multinational organizations can give priorities to trade as
teleSUR (ve)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:05
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Uruguay] Critics fear Pacific trade deal favours big business over states

The case, and broader concerns about ISDS processes, saw Australia's top judge Chief Justice Robert French warn last year that claims tribunals could undermine domestic legal jurisdictions. Philip Morris' suing of Uruguay after the country ordered that th
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:01
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[Asia-pacific] Investor-State Attacks: Health: Case pending Philip Morris v. Australia / Case pending Philip Morris v. Uruguay

At Philip Morris’s request, the ongoing proceedings will be largely non-transparent, with public hearings prohibited and the public release of most documents left up to the discretion of each party. While Australia had argued for open hearings and transp
ISDS Corporate Attacks (Public Citizen)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:34
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[Uruguay] TPP: Free Trade Or Corporate Interests? – Analysis

Phillip Morris is seeking damages of $25 million USD under the BIT between Switzerland and Uruguay, stating that Uruguay’s regulations disregard its past commitments.[33] What these cases all have in common is the use of ISDS to stop government regulatio
Eurasia Review (blog)
added Jul 7, 2015 16:11
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[France, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA] International Smoke-free Air Successes

only half of all Americans are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke, whether in public places or at work. Several countries around the world have achieved complete protection for their citizens...Now we add a third, Switzerland, which presents a m
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 12:09
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[France, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA] 50% of Americans Lack Secondhand Smoke Protection, Says ASH / (ASH) Releases Lessons Learned in Fight for Smoke-free Air

ASH's case studies are meant to help illustrate how these countries addressed the problem of secondhand smoke and to help provide guidance to countries that are still working toward complete protection for their citizens.
PR Newswire
added Jun 16, 2015 11:33
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[Australia, Uruguay] SUROWIECKI: Trade-Agreement Troubles

Philip Morris Asia filed suit...the concerns it raises help explain President Obama’s embarrassing setback last week... If the Administration wants these deals to be seen as legitimate, it can start by excising the I.S.D.S. provisions
The New Yorker
added Jun 15, 2015 08:57
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Uruguay] The great trade debate: nine sticking points

The heart of this issue is whether an independent international tribunal should hear complaints by companies that believe they’ve been harmed by government actions. ...pointing to an example of how a tobacco company sued the governments of Uruguay and Aus
Marketplace (American Public Media)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:21
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[Australia, Uruguay] Editorial: Trans-Pacific deal covered in red flags

Stiglitz...cited Philip Morris...sued the nations of Australia and Uruguay ... The company wants the two nations to compensate them for their lost profits and in effect are suing over their right to profit by peddling a product that kills people.
Concord (NH) Monitor
added May 31, 2015 07:26
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