Webinar Slides [PDF]

The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade and investment agreements to challenge tobacco control measures, such as plain packaging requirements. This webinar provides an overview of the latest tobacco trade and investment litigation, including the 2016 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.

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