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14 June 2017
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Author: Mathilde Dupré, Alternatives Economiques (France)

« Arbitrage d'investissement : une justice d'exception au service des multinationales », 8 juin 2017...

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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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10 May 2017

Norway's wealth fund excludes Bharat Heavy Electricals from investments based on it's assessment of risk to environment.

Author: Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

India's Bharat Heavy Electricals has been excluded from the investment portfolio of Norway's $935-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday....

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9 May 2017
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18 April 2017

USA: Rejected job applicants file class-action lawsuit against PwC alleging age discrimination

Author: Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal (USA)

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7 March 2017

Proposed businesses & human rights treaty could be used to establish binding obligations on states to reform intl. investment agreements, says academic

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3 March 2017

Commentary: Intl. investment treaties must balance foreign investment protection with human rights interests

Author: Julia Cruz, Harvard Law School on Due Process of Law Foundation Blog

"Putting the pieces together: human rights and investment law", 28 Feb 2017...

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16 January 2017

Kenya: Lobby says public health gains of tobacco control outweigh commercial benefits for investors

Author: Brian Ngugi, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Lobby calls for stringent tobacco laws"...

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16 January 2017

Malawi: Tenancy system benefits investors but leaves tobacco farmers "trapped under poverty line"

Author: Judith Moyo, Nyasa Times (Malawi)

“Minister Mussa trashes tenancy labour system in Malawi tobacco production: ‘Evil’"...

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4 January 2017

Coca-Cola, ABA Accused of Tobacco-Like Deception in Lawsuit

Author: Matthew Campbell & Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg (USA)

Coca-Cola Co. was sued by activists who compare the beverage giant’s advertising tactics to the tobacco industry’s past efforts in minimizing the health effects of its products and targeting children to replenish the ranks of its customers.  The...

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