Litigation and case law

March 25, 2020
Law courts at Nairobi. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court of Kenya rejects British American Tobacco appeal against Tobacco Control Regulations

The Kenyan Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought by British American Tobacco (BAT), thereby ending the company’s challenge to Kenya’s Tobacco Control Regulations. The Supreme […]
June 4, 2019
Image of tobacco products. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Uganda: Constitutional Court dismisses BAT legal challenge against Tobacco Control Act

On 28 May 2019, a five-judge bench of the Constitutional Court of Uganda unanimously rejected a legal challenge brought by British American Tobacco (BAT) against the […]
February 27, 2019
Plain tobacco packages in Australia. Photography by Erin Johnson Room3.com.au

The WHO FCTC in the WTO Panel’s decision in Australia – Plain Packaging

This is a cross-post from the ILA Reporter, the blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association. The original post is available at http://ilareporter.org.au/2019/02/the-who-framework-convention-on-tobacco-control-in-the-wto-panels-decision-in-australia-plain-packaging-suzanne-zhou/  […]
November 29, 2018
Before and after plain packaging - cigarette packaging in Australia. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria, 2012

The WTO Panel Report in Australia – Plain Packaging: Findings and Implications

On 28 June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel hearing the legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws issued a decision in […]