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9 April 2018

Zimbabwe: HRW report claims child labour & rights abuses rife in tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch recently released a report titled A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe, documenting how children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or...

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24 July 2017

Permanent Court of Arbitration orders Philip Morris to pay up to $38million to Australian Govt. over tobacco packaging challenge

Author: BBC (UK)

"Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia", 10 Jul 2017...

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18 July 2017

Africa: Investigation reveals tobacco firms allegedly threatening efforts that could save millions from harmful effects of tobacco use; companies comment

Multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investigation has found. Various companies mentioned in the investigation...

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11 May 2017

Australia: World Trade Organization says restrictive packaging law is a legitimate public health measure in dispute related to trade & tobacco companies

Author: Tom Miles, Martinne Geller & John Stonestreet, Reuters

"Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case, reports", 5 May 2017...

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13 October 2016

MSA Briefing Holder

Analysis shows only a hanfdul of company statements are meeting the Act’s requirements, majority lack adequate information  

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2 June 2015

Canada: Quebec court orders 3 tobacco firms to pay CA$15.5 billion over failure to warn plaintiffs of health impacts of smoking

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22 May 2015

Tobacco companies prepare to launch multi-billion compensation claims over UK plain packaging law

Tobacco companies are reportedly preparing to launch legal claims against the British Government for losses as a result of the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. It is thought the companies will argue that forcing them to use plain...

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6 November 2014

USA: Philip Morris's new tobacco purchasing model could reduce child labour, says Human Rights Watch

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26 September 2014

UK: Tobacco firms protest at Labour party's plan to tax them more to pay for National Health Service

Author: Angela Monaghan, Guardian (UK)

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14 May 2014

[PDF] Appendix

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Includes correspondence with Altria, British American Tobacco, China National Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group), Philip Morris International, Reynolds American & Universal Corporation]

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