Reports and research

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 […]
June 4, 2018
Screenshot of paper, Suzanne Zhou, Jonathan Liberman and Evita Ricafort, 'The impact of the WHO FCTC in defending legal challenges to tobacco control measures.'

New paper – The impact of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in defending legal challenges to tobacco control measures

We have just published a paper for an upcoming Special Supplement of Tobacco Control, which will examine the impact of the World Health Organization Framework Convention […]
August 19, 2016
Screenshot of ICSID case page for Philip Morris v Uruguay

WHO FCTC implementation after Philip Morris v Uruguay: five key messages from the Award

On 8 July 2016, the arbitral tribunal constituted to hear Philip Morris’ challenge to Uruguay’s tobacco packaging and labelling measures under a 1988 bilateral investment treaty […]