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

Featured Panelists

  • Ambassador Carlos Gianelli, Uruguay Ambassador to the United States
  • Professor Harold Koh (appearing remotely), Yale Law School
  • Matthew Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids


Alcohol and Tobacco Control Global Health Law

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