The Uruguayan government's victory over Philip Morris should embolden other countries to introduce stronger tobacco-control policies.
Surely, no bookmaker will take bets on what the principal recommendation of Leyonhjelm's wasteful exercise will be: that tobacco tax should fall.
Philip Morris tried to game the system. It lost.
Australia's plain packaging win over Philip Morris will kill the ISDS bogeyman.
Canada has lost or settled seven ISDS claims in the last decade, paying out more than CA$170 million in damages.
The experience of Canada, which agreed to an ISDS clause in its North American Free Trade agreement, should give pause to Australia.
‘The people of the United Kingdom’ felt the tobacco industry’s record of addicting children and then killing one in two of those who don’t escape their clutches did matter.
Cancer Council Victoria is contesting British American Tobacco's request for survey data about teenagers' smoking habits. Here's the story of a UK research group who faced a similar request.
British American Tobacco says it wants the information to ascertain whether it substantiates government claims about the impact of plain tobacco packaging laws.
Restricting entities such as tobacco companies' use of FOI laws is not the best legal response if it helps public bodies generally become more secretive.
The case for compensation is worthless: the value of nothing is nothing.
Imagine you were about to buy a property and were advised that in two years time, a major freeway would be built two hundred metres away, greatly diminishing the value of your purchase. Then imagine you…