Knowledge Hub updates

September 3, 2020
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High Court of South Africa dismisses challenge against lockdown prohibition on the sale of tobacco products

On 26 June 2020, the High Court of South Africa rejected an application lodged by the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) against the government’s regulations prohibiting […]
August 11, 2020

Alumni in the spotlight: Smoke-free public eateries in Malaysia

In this edition, we shine a spotlight on Dr Nor Aryana Hassan and Dr Nazlinda Abu Jazid Javis: two doctors in the NCD division of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health […]
July 7, 2020

Plain packaging webinar: Implications of WTO Appellate Body ruling

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ended a decade of litigation on 9 June when it dismissed the last remaining legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco […]
June 16, 2020
Plain tobacco packages in Australia. Photography by Erin Johnson

WTO Appellate Body rules in favour of Australia’s plain packaging laws

The last remaining challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws was dismissed on 9 June 2020. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) found that […]
May 31, 2020
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Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu wins World No Tobacco Day Award

The McCabe Centre’s Regional Coordinator for Africa has been honoured by the World Health Organization for more than 15 years of leadership in tobacco control. *** […]
May 28, 2020
Photo of Evelyn Yeama Mannah, Parliamentary Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Sierra Leone and McCabe Centre intensive legal training alumna

Alumni in the spotlight: Evelyn

For World No Tobacco Day 2020, we are shining the spotlight on Evelyn Yeama Mannah. Evelyn is Parliamentary Counsel at the Ministry of Justice in Sierra […]
March 31, 2020
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Court cases and litigation: policy brief

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has collaborated with our WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub colleagues at the University of Cape Town’s Research Unit on the […]
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 […]
January 8, 2020
Image (L-R): Program Manager Regional Health, Dr Frances Bingwor; Regional Coordinator for the Pacific, Daiana Buresova; Counsellor (Development Cooperation) Rochelle White; and Director, Jonathan Liberman

McCabe Centre awarded three-year grant to scale up Knowledge Hub work in the Pacific

We’re delighted to announce that the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has been awarded a three-year grant from the Australian Government Department of Health to […]
December 4, 2019
Participant group photo, McCabe Centre executive workshop 2019

Australia: Inaugural McCabe Centre Executive Workshop

From 25 to 29 November in Melbourne, Australia, the Knowledge Hub held an inaugural Executive Workshop focused on the effective use of law for noncommunicable disease […]