Knowledge Hub updates

November 29, 2018
Before and after plain packaging - cigarette packaging in Australia. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria, 2012

New paper: 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 […]
July 3, 2018

An initial overview of the WTO panel decision in Australia – Plain Packaging

On 28 June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the panel report on the challenges to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. The panel found in […]
June 21, 2018
Melbourne International Legal Training - group photo May 2018

Australia: 8th McCabe Centre International Legal Training Course on Law and NCDs takes place in Melbourne

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently completed its 8th International Legal Training Course on law and noncommunicable disease prevention. 14 participants from 12 WHO […]
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 […]
February 26, 2018
Banner - 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 7-9 March 2018

The McCabe Centre at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

The McCabe Centre will be in Cape Town for the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health from 7-9 March 2018. Here are the sessions we […]
January 30, 2018

The new Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World: independent or not?

In his 23 January BMJ blog, ‘Building a Foundation to accelerate an end to smoking’, Derek Yach again defends and promotes his new Philip Morris-funded Foundation […]
December 8, 2017
The seventh session of the WHO FCTC Conference of the Parties in New Delhi, India, November 2016. Image credit: WHO FCTC Secretariat

Comment on the Lancet’s correction to Derek Yach’s article Foundation for a smoke-free world

I am pleased that the Lancet has published a correction to Derek Yach’s piece Foundation for a smoke-free world about his new Philip Morris-funded foundation. As […]
November 10, 2017

Australia: 7th Intensive Legal Training Course on Law and NCDs takes place in Melbourne

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently completed its 7th Intensive Legal Training Course on law and noncommunicable disease prevention, which took place in Melbourne […]
November 2, 2017
Caribbean subregional training on law and NCDs, Jamaica, 24-27 October 2017

Jamaica: Caribbean sub-regional training on law and non-communicable diseases

From 24-27 October, the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat, and the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer conducted […]
October 16, 2017
The seventh session of the WHO FCTC Conference of the Parties in New Delhi, India, November 2016. Image credit: WHO FCTC Secretariat

Comment on Derek Yach’s Lancet article Foundation for a smoke-free world

I was extremely surprised to learn that Derek Yach had cited a paper of mine in his recent Lancet piece, Foundation for a smoke-free world, about […]