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OLIVET: Who really won the legal battle between Philip Morris and Uruguay?

although Philip Morris was required to contribute $7m for legal costs, Uruguay will still have to pay a further...the victory’s most useful contribution would be to raise awareness among states of the dangers of signing up to a privatised court system tha
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 28, 2016 18:15
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RI needs to learn from Uruguay’s int’l tobacco lawsuit

Uruguay’s victory also showed that a country protecting the health of its citizens takes priority over a tobacco company’s trading rights...Yet, Indonesia in teaming up with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine, is mimicking the behavior of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:15
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[Uruguay] Philip Morris Ruling Allows For Regulation, But Not Free Rein ($$)

A World Bank tribunal recently rejected Philip Morris' claims...an outcome that experts say is an encouraging affirmation of the importance of protecting states’ sovereign right to regulate, but is one that won’t necessarily bar future claims challenging
Law360
added Jul 23, 2016 17:16
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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

This is not only affirmative that the FCTC provides legal backing to states who seek to provide protective health measures, but illustrates the success of international organisations in supporting national governments in their health efforts.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:46
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[Latin America] Big Tobacco Gets Crushed by Tiny Uruguay

More than a blow to corporate clout, the unanimous ruling by the Washington-based trade body also may have been a tipping point in the global tussle between Big Tobacco and its discontents. Shortly after the unanimous decision, anti-smoking activists wer
Bloomberg News
added Jul 18, 2016 19:53
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[Uruguay] HANSEN-KUHN: Celebrating Common Sense?

So, while we should certainly celebrate the good news from the Philip Morris-Uruguay decision, that doesn’t mean that common sense over these kinds of disputes has prevailed. A better approach would be to set aside ISDS, as countries like Bolivia and Sou
Common Dreams
added Jul 17, 2016 01:20
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[Uruguay] Defending David Against the World’s Goliaths in International Court

Paul S. Reichler in his office in Washington. He is a member of a rarefied fraternity of lawyers who represent countries before international courts and tribunals...he won an arbitration case for Uruguay, where strict tobacco control laws were challenged
New York Times
added Jul 15, 2016 18:19
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Uruguay’s Tobacco Victory Encourages Canada’s Plain Pack Proponents

Canada’s efforts to force tobacco manufacturers to use plain packaging will get a boost from a recent decision on similar measures in Uruguay, health advocates said Monday.... Cunningham, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society, called th
The Epoch Times English Version
added Jul 15, 2016 03:10
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Australia, Europe] BONADIO: Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph

whatever Big Tobacco may think, public health policies pursued by democratically-elected governments should not be overturned by the industry’s trademark-based lawsuits, which seem predominantly aimed at scaring policymakers focused on protecting citizens
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 14, 2016 16:55
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