WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on legal challenges to WHO FCTC implementationThe McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer in Melbourne, Australia, is the designated WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on legal challenges to implementation of the WHO FCTC. Our website provides information on international trade law, international investment law, and domestic law issues that are relevant to defending measures implementing the Convention from tobacco industry litigation
Learn about WHO FCTC implementation and international trade lawInternational trade law governs the way in which states may regulate trade in goods and services, including in relation to tobacco products. It is for the most part governed by the agreements of the World Trade Organization. Our knowledge hub provides information on the relationships between international trade law and the WHO FCTC, and their implications for the implementation of the Convention and the defence of legal challenges under international trade law.
Learn about WHO FCTC implementation and international investment lawInternational investment law is the field of international law governing relationships between states and foreign investors. It is principally contained in investment treaties, which provide protection for foreign investments and investors. In this section of the knowledge hub website, we draw out common concepts from this field of law and their implications for WHO FCTC implementation and for defending legal challenges initiated under investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms.
Learn about legal challenges to WHO FCTC implementation in domestic courtsMany governments have faced or are presently facing legal challenges to their tobacco control measures in their domestic courts. While laws, legal processes and litigation practice vary widely across jurisdictions, there is much that countries can learn from each other's experiences in defending against such legal challenges. This section of the Knowledge Hub website discusses select country experiences in defending against industry legal challenges.