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Emerging threats to public health from regional trade agreements

Gleeson, Deborah; Friel, Sharon


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04-27
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet 381. 9876 (2013): 1507-1509
DOI: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(13)60312-8


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