Philip Morris versus Uruguay: health governance challenged
Comment in The Lancet
The Lancet "On Feb 19, 2010, Philip Morris presented a case against Uruguay under a Switzerland—Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty. Philip Morris is challenging Uruguay's decision—a party to the FCTC—to increase the coverage on tobacco packs of tobacco-warning labels to 80% and to require the use of coloured or plain packaging," writes Raphael Lencuch in The Lancet on September 11. He argues, that the case has important implications for global health governance.