Knowledge Hub updates

February 5, 2021

New McCabe Centre paper on plain packaging WTO disputes

On 9 June 2020, the WTO Appellate Body ended almost a decade of litigation against Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws with a comprehensive victory in favour […]
December 16, 2020

Alumni in the spotlight: Davi

Davi Bressler, an alumnus of the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer (the Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges)’s International Legal Training Program, is part of the […]
December 10, 2020

Workshop explores Australia’s plain packaging win and encourages other countries to follow suit

Tobacco plain packaging’s role as an effective and legally justified public health measure was on full display from 30 November – 3 December when government officials, […]
November 25, 2020

Webinar and editorial: Plain packaging – Lessons for the next round of implementing countries

The Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges recently took part in the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Leadership Summit’s webinar titled ‘Plain packaging – Lessons for […]
November 12, 2020

McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course

The Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges (McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer) wrapped up its 2020 online legal training course on law and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) […]
October 28, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court of Panama dismisses constitutional challenge to enforcement of tobacco advertising ban

Contributed by: Ana María Palacio Valencia (PhD), International Legal Consultant   On 5 March 2020, Panama’s Supreme Court dismissed a constitutional action (Constitutional Amparo) brought against […]
October 28, 2020

Corte Suprema de Justicia de Panamá niega amparo constitucional contra prohibición de publicidad de tabaco (Spanish)

Contributed by: Ana María Palacio Valencia (PhD), International Legal Consultant El 5 de marzo de 2020 la Corte Suprema de Panamá negó una acción constitucional de […]
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 […]