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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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[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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