Headlines Tagged with Uruguay — 317 headlines found
Uruguayan storeowners believe that a recent hike in the tax on tobacco products to 15.5 percent is aimed more at boosting government revenue than at reducing the number of smokers, trade association head Claudio Orrego told EFE.
Jan 26, 2016 Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:13
The Inter-American Heart Association recently recognized this courage when it presented President Vázquez with the Science of Peace Award at a ceremony in Chile. The award honored his strong commitment to tobacco control both in Uruguay and around the wo
Dec 11, 2015 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 12, 2015 16:28
[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
Nov 25, 2015 The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 25, 2015 14:49
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.
Nov 22, 2015 St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 23, 2015 01:52
[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.
Nov 20, 2015 The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04
[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
Nov 16, 2015 Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:21
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.
Nov 6, 2015 Prensa Latina (cu)
added Nov 7, 2015 03:11
[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.”
Oct 28, 2015 Grist
added Oct 28, 2015 16:27
[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
Oct 21, 2015 OtherWords
added Oct 25, 2015 19:26
[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
Oct 5, 2015 The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Oct 4, 2015 20:40