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[Latin America, Switzerland] Foley Hoag Helps Uruguay Secure Landmark Victory Over Philip Morris

An international arbitral tribunal today rejected a challenge by Philip Morris International, Inc. (“PMI”) to Uruguay’s strict tobacco-control measures, aimed at reducing cigarette consumption and its devastating impact on public health. “This precedent-
Business Wire
added Jul 8, 2016 21:19
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[Switzerland] Philip Morris International Comments on Tribunal’s Decision in Arbitration Between PMI and Uruguay

“For the last seven years, we have already been complying with the regulations at issue in the case, so today’s outcome doesn’t change the status quo. We’ve never questioned Uruguay’s authority to protect public health, and this case wasn’t about broad i
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jul 8, 2016 21:17
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[Latin America, District of Columbia] President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay Honored for Global Leadership in Fight against Tobacco

to receive its highest honor, the Champion Award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership in the fight against tobacco use around the world. President Vázquez is being honored for his unparalleled leadership in reducing tobacco use in Uruguay and for hi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 17, 2016 16:49
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[Latin America] Uruguayan Vendors Say Tobacco Tax About Revenue, Not Health

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.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:13
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[Latin America] Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez: A Leading Force for Tobacco Control

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
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 12, 2015 16:28
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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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