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[Australia] LETTERS: Philip Morris should not be interfering with Uruguay’s public health legislation

the burden of proof should be on PMI to demonstrate that it is not a legitimate public health measure to ban the advertising of tobacco and otherwise limit its sale (all tobacco, on a non-discriminatory basis) instead of challenging the Uruguayan governme
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 25, 2015 14:49
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[Asia-pacific, Uruguay] Editorial: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has too many flaws

America’s Philip Morris is challenging stricter tobacco regulations in Uruguay. Those courts are skewed toward corporations to the detriment of individuals and workers. Making them a cornerstone of trade in the Pacific is a mistake.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 23, 2015 01:52
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[Asia-pacific, UK, Uruguay] LETTER: Philip Morris: we are defending our business, not attacking human rights

A reminder to calm the rhetoric: PMI has brought only two ISDS cases among over 600 reported cases...Governments that respect the rule of law have nothing to fear from the possibility of independent, objective review of regulatory measures.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04
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[Asia-pacific, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] de ZAYAS: How can Philip Morris sue Uruguay over its tobacco laws?

There is no justification for the existence of a privatised system of dispute settlement...It is time for the UN general assembly to convene a world conference to put human rights at the centre of the international investment regime. In this context, a bi
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:21
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Japanese Emperor Welcomes Uruguayan President

During his stay here, the South American leader gave a lecture at the Sofia University, one of the country's most important institutions. He urged to combat issues like cancer and smoking through the link between politics and science.
Prensa Latina (cu)
added Nov 7, 2015 03:11
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[Asia-pacific, Uruguay] VIDEO: Trans-Pacific Partnership could undermine climate regulations, top economist warns

“In other words,” Stiglitz said, “the view is, they have the right to kill people, and if you want to take away that right, you have to pay them not to kill.”
Grist
added Oct 28, 2015 16:27
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[Asia-pacific, Uruguay] PEREZ-ROCHA: Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy / There's a reason Pope Francis has condemned "free trade" pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Philip Morris is suing Uruguay for $25 million, claiming that the health warnings the country requires on cigarette packs violate a similar investment treaty....Francis warned in Bolivia, “transnational companies are becoming stronger to the point that lo
OtherWords
added Oct 25, 2015 19:26
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia, Uruguay] KANG: Setting the record straight on TPP’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement – Shaun Kang

even if, Phillip Morris succeeds in those two cases, the decision will not bind future arbitral tribunals. Accordingly, the resounding quotation of the Phillip Morris cases should not send shivers down the spine and be a basis to shy away from ISDS provis
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Oct 4, 2015 20:40
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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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