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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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[Latin America] Effect of Uruguay’s National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm

Uruguay’s 100% smokefree law was followed by fewer emergency visits for bronchospasm and less need for treatment, supporting adoption of such policies in low- and middle-income countries to reduce the disease burden and healthcare costs associated with sm
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 25, 2015 15:16
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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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[Latin America] Smoke-free Air in Uruguay: A campaign case study (PDF)

with their smoke-free campaign, Uruguay enacted a number of advanced tobacco controls by implementing the (FCTC), including taxation, an advertising ban, public education, and graphic warning labels. As a result, cigarette consumption and adult smoking
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 12:02
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