O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium:
Tobacco Control as a Human Rights Issue: Phillip Morris v. Uruguay
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Dining Room, Hotung Room 2001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
or via live stream here
Tobacco control has become one of the most important sets of public health interventions of our time. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control sets international obligations for countries to take particular measures to improve public health by reducing population exposure to tobacco, however the tobacco industry continues to fight these attempts at every level. One of the most important international cases on tobacco control, Philip Morris v. Uruguay, was recently handed down and is likely to have long-term global impacts on the way that countries address tobacco control moving forward. Panelists will explore the reasoning behind using human rights as a foundation to address tobacco control efforts, the context and findings of the case itself and the likely impact of the case at the global level.
Gian Luca Burci, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Ambassador Carlos Gianelli, Uruguay Ambassador to the United States
Professor Harold Koh (appearing remotely), Yale Law School
Mr. Matthew Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The purpose of the Colloquium is to engage leading experts, Georgetown Law students and faculty, and interested members of the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in global health law, policy and governance. The 2016 Colloquium will address two themes. First, at a time of increasing inequality, economic uncertainty, and evolving health and other threats, how can health law and public health be used to foster security—personal, community, national, and ultimately global security that leads to healthier populations the world over? And, second, what are the roles of different stakeholders in effecting policy change and how can lawyers and others advance change through different roles, whether as government policymakers, community advocates, researchers, or litigators?
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
The O’Neill Institute Colloquium is open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the public.
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