Tobacco & Trade: An Update on Global Tobacco Trade Litigation (2017)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade and investment agreements to challenge tobacco control measures, such as plain packaging requirements. This Tobacco Control Legal Consortium webinar will provide an overview of the latest tobacco trade and investment litigation, including this summer’s landmark decision by the World Bank dispute settlement body to dismiss a case brought by Philip Morris International against the government of Uruguay seeking compensation for economic damages caused by the nation’s tobacco control measures. Our webinar will feature Robert Eckford, Associate Legal Director of the International Legal Consortium at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Senior Staff Attorney Kerry Cork of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will moderate.

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Robert Eckford, Associate Legal Director, International Legal Consortium, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids


Kerry Cork, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney at the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center