Emerging threats to public health from regional trade agreements

Deborah Gleeson, Sharon Friel

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    Abstract

    The decision by Australia�s High Court to uphold the constitutionality of the country�s ground-breaking tobacco plain packaging laws has been heralded as a victory for national sovereignty over vested interests. However, the ability of governments worldwide to introduce and implement public health policies and laws is increasingly threatened by trade and investment treaties that privilege investors over governments and provide avenues for international corporations to challenge democratically enacted public health policies in different countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1507-1509
    JournalLancet, The (UK edition)
    Volume381
    Issue number9876
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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