Headlines Tagged with Uruguay — 324 headlines found
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
“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.”
Oct 1, 2015 WorldCrunch (fr)
added Oct 2, 2015 20:21
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
Sep 29, 2015 teleSUR (ve)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:05
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
Jul 26, 2015 AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:01