Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health

Journal of World Investment & Trade, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2016

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Tania Voon

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: August 25, 2016

Abstract

This short article considers the implications for public health of the award in the investment treaty dispute Philip Morris v Uruguay, challenging certain tobacco control measures of Uruguay including in relation to graphic health warnings. The article also takes account of the jurisdictional decision in that dispute and the decision in Philip Morris v Australia, challenging Australia's standardised tobacco packaging laws. Philip Morris lost both disputes.

Keywords: Investment, ISDS, Tobacco, Public Health, International Law

JEL Classification: I18, K33

Suggested Citation

Voon, Tania, Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health (August 25, 2016). Journal of World Investment & Trade, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2845585

Tania Voon (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

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